Rick Santorum: Campaigning in Missouri, and Not Giving Up

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Yesterday, a day before Florida’s primary election, Rick Santorum spoke to an eager audience of nearly 400 stating the importance of the election of 2012. Santorum spoke at a Missouri community college where students were welcome to attend the event. Many of Santorum’s campaign personnel took this opportunity to speak with seemingly democratic students and urge them to look into issues such as “George Soros, One World Order, and Foreign Trade Zones.” Before the speech began, students were stating how excited they were to witness a Presidential campaign speech and were eager to hear it.

Crowd in Auditorium

In his speech Santorum discussed the power of the government in our economic crisis and how stepping back and removing the corporate tax rate would allow more companies, such as Apple, to manufacture their products in the United States. Santorum stated that “The bottom line is that we have to compete for the manufacturing companies. Sales jobs are always going to be here, we are not going to lose sales jobs to China. We have to have a competive enviornment in America to prevent China from taking our (manufacturing) jobs away from us.”

Santorum speaking in Missouri on Monday.

Santorum continued to speak on several other issues, including the importance of education in our society.  He discussed how one-third of American children are dropping out of high school and stated what a disadvantage this brings those students. Santorum discussed how the role of the government with this issue needs to change and how parents can play a huge role in continuing their children’s education.  He then stated, “(America needs) someone who is not just going to talk about education, but everything: Healthcare, manufacturing, and … Believing in free people, free markets and free enterprise.”

Then he continued with the importance of why he should be elected. “We have an opportunity in this country in this election.  If a Republican, and some would argue a strong conservative Republican, is not elected then Obamacare will go into effect and wreak havoc on the financial institutions of this nation. We will then become a dependency society.  A society where each and every one of you will be dependent on the government to support you.”

Outside crowd for Santorum

Once Santorum was able to make it through the massive crowd inside the auditorium, he went outside to a field and used a blow horn to speak to 150 people who were not able to make it inside. “You have an opportunity to reset this race again. Be a game-changer, Missouri”, Santorum said.

Today, while Santorum has seemingly left the running for Flordia, he is not giving up hope.  He rejected a call to drop out of the race stating, “This is going to be a long process; I’m not going anywhere.”  While Florida voters do not seem to be all in for Santorum, Missouri seems to be a more likly prospect for him.

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