A lot of us in Team Santorum have been very troubled by the propensity of so many, as of late, to abandon principles for the sake of political expediency. Not so long ago, it was pretty much common knowledge that there were only three real conservatives running for president: Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. With both Perry and Bachmann out of the race, it seemed to us that true conservatives would unite behind Santorum. Sadly, this was not the case. What we see, in Team Santorum, is that there is something of a mass panic as so many have jumped on the Gingrich bandwagon for reasons we cannot really understand. Today, Michelle Malkin, a very popular conservative blogger and author of Culture of Corruption, gives us great respite from this (an understatement) as she has decided to remain true to our conservative values and has endorsed Rick Santorum for President.
I was recently very harshly critical of her for criticism of Rick Santorum that I felt was unfair. She is very passionate about what she believes in. So am I. Sometimes passionate people butt heads. It turns out that I was very wrong about her and I apologize. I should have known — really, I should have — that she would see that to support a candidate for president who has been against virtually everything of substance and import that the conservative movement has fought for is making a deal with the devil that can only lead to more corruption, more spending, more tyranny.
Thank you, Michelle Malkin, for being a real conservative.
Rick Santorum opposed TARP.
He didn’t cave when Chicken Littles in Washington invoked a manufactured crisis in 2008. He didn’t follow the pro-bailout GOP crowd – including Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich – and he didn’t have to obfuscate or rationalize his position then or now, like Rick Perry and Herman Cain did. He also opposed the auto bailout, Freddie and Fannie bailout, and porkulus bills.
Santorum opposed individual health care mandates – clearly and forcefully – as far back as his 1994 U.S. Senate run. He has launched the most cogent, forceful fusillade against both Romney and Gingrich for their muddied, pro-individual health care mandate waters.
He voted against cap and trade in 2003, voted yes to drilling in ANWR, and unlike Romney and Gingrich, Santorum has never dabbled with eco-radicals like John Holdren, Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi. He hasn’t written any “Contracts with the Earth.”
Santorum is strong on border security, national security, and defense. Mitt the Flip-Flopper and Open Borders-Pandering Newt have been far less trustworthy on immigration enforcement.
Note: Normally, I insert my images on the left side of the post, but in honor of Michelle Malkin’s stand, her image goes on the right today.
UPDATE: Stacy McCain has more Santorum news, including the Malkin endorsement and an endorsement from Abie Rubin at American Thinker. He reminds us that every time a blogger endorses Santorum, an angel gets his wings.