As Rick Santorum surges and with Iowans learning more about Ron Paul’s troubling views, Santorum hit the ball out of the park, in my view, with this important point about Ron Paul at a town hall in Mason City, Iowa.
From The Caucus:
“The things that most Iowans like about Ron Paul – his economic ideas – are the things he’s least likely to be able to accomplish,” Mr. Santorum said. “The things that most Iowans are worried about are the very things he will accomplish.”
Mr. Santorum said that Mr. Paul would be unable to realize his goal of controlling spending and downsizing government in Washington, given the makeup of Congress and the unwillingness of Republicans to go along with his agenda by deeply cutting military programs.
“What evidence has Ron Paul ever shown that he can pass anything?” Mr. Santorum said. “He’s never passed a bill. He’s been in Congress for 20 years and hasn’t passed a bill.”
But he said that there would be no check-and-balance on Mr. Paul’s role as commander in chief. He raised his voice and urged Republicans to carefully study Mr. Paul’s isolationist foreign policy views.
“One thing he can do as commander in chief is he can pull all our troops home,” Mr. Santorum said. “He can do that on the first day he’s in office. He can shut down our bases in Germany. He can shut down the bases in Japan. He can pull our fleets back. You think the rest of the world is going to say oh, that’s great? We’ll just leave things the way they are?”
He added, “Think about having a guy running for president who is going to be on the left of Barack Obama on national security.”
I am praying….really praying…that Iowa stands strong and votes for the true conservative in this race, Rick Santorum. I truly believe the future of the world is at stake here. I really do. We are headed for a dark age if we do not elect a president with good sense, moral reasoning, and a strong commitment to defending our country. America must remain strong, and America will remain strong with Rick Santorum in the Oval office.
Hat-tip, Nicholas Ryan, Iowa