Rick Santorum, “Over my dead body would I vote for Barack Obama”

Republican candidate Rick Santorum did his best to escape a political trap last Friday, March 23.

CNN news iterates the former Pennsylvania senator claimed that Americans “may as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk”. Santorum only meant this as an attack on current front runner Mitt Romney, as he considers Romney to be similar to Democratic president Barack Obama. Perhaps Santorum should have made his statement much more clear, because media outlets immediately saw this as a sign that the conservative republican  would vote for Obama if the election forced him to choice between the president or Romney. Romney’s team ran with his quote, though, accusing the former senator of being self-serving and not supporting the Republican party.

On Friday, Rick Santorum was provoked into explaining his words, and has stated, “No, I was saying the people may not vote for someone they don’t see as different.” He even reasserted, “Over my dead body would I vote for Barack Obama”. Santorum has managed to climb out of one pitfall, but he has taken a hit to his credibility simply because he was caught up in the first place.

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