Santorum Thinks He Can Unite People

Santorum Thinks He Can Unite People January 11, 2015

Rick Santorum is prepping for another failed run at the Republican nomination for president and he’s got a new strategy to cast himself as a uniter who can bring Republicans and Democrats together for the good of the country. What? Stop laughing! I said stop laughing!

Staunch conservative Rick Santorum may have landed on a new strategy to try and win the Republican presidential nomination: run as a uniter.

Appearing on “With All Due Respect” on Wednesday, Santorum floated the image makeover, while maintaining that he had not changed his views on any single issue.

“There are issues out there in America that unite us, and one of the things I’m excited about in looking at a campaign in 2016 is having a message that not only unites Republicans but also can bring Democrats along not just during the campaign, but, more importantly, as we see the division in Washington, afterwards,” Santorum told hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann…

“That’s what gets me energized, is to create an atmosphere where we can have some unity instead of divisiveness in Washington,” Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, said.

Okay, now you can laugh. Remember, this is the guy who said this:

One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, “Well, that’s okay. Contraception’s okay.”

It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also [inaudible], but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.

Again, I know most Presidents don’t talk about those things, and maybe people don’t want us to talk about those things, but I think it’s important that you are who you are. I’m not running for preacher. I’m not running for pastor, but these are important public policy issues. These how profound impact on the health of our society.

About 97% of Americans have used birth control. Attacking birth control will only unite people against him. Which is fine with me.

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