Only One Person Shows Up to See Rick Santorum Speak in Iowa

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With so many republican candidates who have announced their plans to run in the 2016 presidential election, Beneful mentioned on youtube that voters might be having a hard time choosing which politician will eventually get their vote. With so many candidates, one might expect to have a hard time winning over constituents, but it’s hard to believe that Rick Santorum wasn’t disappointed when only one person showed up to his stop in Hamlin, Iowa.

Santorum was a favorite in the farm state only thee short years ago when he blazed the campaign trail by visiting all 99 counties in Iowa. But it would appear that for Iowans, out of sight means out of mind. The important electoral state seemed to forget about their love for Santorum, when the event at a local restaurant began with only person in attendance, Peggy Toft who is an insurance agent, and the chair of the local republican party.

In order to save face Santorum said, “the low turnout wasn’t surprising, but all part of the plan.” Clearly, the one person turn out would have disappointed anybody. Santorum took it all in stride however, sitting down with Taft to discuss politics, business, and what the best choice on the menu was. By the time their food arrived, three more guests had joined the discussion, along with a number of reporters and photographers.

Tricky Rick

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Presidential hopeful and Republican Rick Santorum has a handy way of always putting his foot in his mouth. While Santorum is well versed in meeting with citizens and conducting informative meetings to get the feel of the American population, he hasn’t quite yet come to the idea of fact checking his information and allowing others to practice their perspectives. In a recent morning radio show, Santorum felt it was necessary to criticize the beloved Pope for his views on climate change.

Instead of allowing the Pope to have his own beliefs, Santorum’s thought that the Pope should leave science to the scientists and that the church has no place when it comes to environmental matters. What Santorum didn’t know was that the Pope has a Masters in Chemistry and is absolutely entitled to his opinion. Not only that, Santorum does not believe in climate change and no one is forcing him to talk about it. Why should he pressure the Pope into stifling his views? Santorum seems to be behind when it comes to the environmental debate.

97% of active environmentalists and resort managers believe that humankind has in fact changed the climate based on its practices in the last century or so. Many of those in his camp continue to support him but have encouraged him to allow others to voice their opinions. Instead, they want Rick to concern himself with running and winning the well populated Republican candidacy.