ADVERTISEMENT

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum appeared on Face the Nation this morning with Bob Schieffer. The topics focused heavily on foreign policy and whether Santorum will be able to support the eventual GOP nominee.

ADVERTISEMENT

Report from CBS News:

(CBS News) Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said he’d support “anybody in the Republican field” who won the GOP presidential nomination, although he noted that Ron Paul would “give me a little indigestion.”

Santorum, appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, said he’d have “no problem” supporting any of his Republican competitors were they to win the nomination – though he pointed out that the “better candidate out in field” was himself.

“I mean, Ron Paul would give me a little indigestion,” quipped the former two-term Pennsylvania Senator. “I’d have to take some antacids on foreign policy.”

Other than that, he said, he found all of the GOP candidates “far superior in many other ways than this president.”

“I would have no problem supporting them.”

When asked if fellow GOP contender Herman Cain was “for real,” Santorum said, “certainly.”

“Certainly Herman Cain is for real,” Santorum said.

Still, the staunchly anti-abortion conservative pointed out what he argued were ideological inconsistencies in Cain’s policy platform – particularly regarding Cain’s take on abortion rights.

“You can’t be for… be pro-life and then say people have a choice to do whatever they want,” Santorum said, referencing a recent CNN interview in which Cain suggested that decisions about whether to have an abortion should be left to families, not the government.

Santorum is solid on many things, however, he doesn’t appear to have what it takes to compete in the upper tier and his poll numbers have remained locked in single-digits since he has entered the campaign. Unfortunately also for Santorum, I don’t see a strong VP argument for him either.

Add Comment | Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
Filed in: Republicans Tagged in:
Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

Subscribe Via Email

Sign up for instant election alerts and the latest content delivered to your inbox:

Comments