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Santorum: ‘Smart people will never be on our side’

By David Ferguson
Saturday, September 15, 2012 13:52 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum  (AFP)
 
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In a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, former presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) marked out the media and “smart people” as permanent enemies of the Republican Party, according to BuzzFeed.

“We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country,” he said. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.”

Antipathy toward “the media” is a common theme among conservatives, with recent grousing from the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) blaming the press and its supposed liberal bias for its candidate’s ongoing failure to best the president for any substantial length of time in any national polling.

Santorum also dinged the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, saying, “When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don’t want to talk about social issues. Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America.”

Watch video of Santorum’s remarks, embedded via YouTube, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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