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Jack Hunter : Why Santorum Supporters Should Switch To Ron Paul

Jack Hunter : Why Santorum Supporters Should Switch To Ron Paul

Jack Hunter
APRIL 13, 2012

At The Daily Caller I make the case for why Rick Santorum supporters who still want conservative representation within the GOP should support Ron Paul:

Ron Paul and Rick Santorum supporters haven’t always agreed on everything. Paul supporters have criticized Santorum for his support for legislation like Medicare Plan D and No Child Left Behind. Santorum supporters have criticized Paul for his foreign policy views and some of his other positions. But Paul’s supporters and Santorum’s supporters have always agreed that conservatives must be represented — and strongly — within the Republican Party, and that supporting Mitt Romney isn’t the way to ensure that happens. With Santorum out of the race, his supporters should consider supporting Paul’s candidacy.

There’s no doubt that many Santorum supporters are not entirely comfortable with Paul’s voting record, just as many of them weren’t comfortable with Santorum’s — especially Santorum’s record on spending issues. But Paul is far more conservative than Romney. Santorum supporters can help advance conservatism by standing with him.

Most Republicans who hold faith, family values and life as top priorities when selecting a candidate also want to seriously cut spending and reduce government. These folks accounted for most of Santorum’s support. Ron Paul is a conservative whose limited-government record is irrefutable — but who is also a devout Christian, 100% pro-life and has been married to the same woman for 50 years. In Paul, conservatives are rid of some of the things that made Santorum less attractive — big spending, government growth — but also have a candidate who has been a lifelong social conservative in more ways than many Republicans realize.

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