- Posted August 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Romney's VP pick
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The case for a Romney-Santorum ticket
Overall, Rick Santorum has a moderate record as a Senator of Pennsylvania. What makes him stand out and appealing to the conservative base of the party is his ability to excite them, something that Romney has struggled with.
The speech that brought Rick Santorum notoriety was made during the CNN Republican debate in Florida. Although it did not have an immediate impact with voters in that state, a few weeks later it made a difference. This single speech, may have excited the base and earned him several victories.
Rick “The Vest” Santorum, a nickname he earned during his stance in Iowa, won a total of eleven states during the GOP primary. More than any other candidate, which included three swing states that are currently at play: Minnesota, Colorado and Iowa of course. He even came close to beating Romney in the coveted state of Ohio by winning 37% of the votes to Romney’s 38%. And Santorum continues to have strong roots in his home state of Pennsylvania, another blue-collar swing state.
Santorum has appeal with traditional families and traditional family values. And having a special child with a disability, broadens his likability factor. Because religion is such an integral part of his life, he wears it proudly on his sleeve. His beliefs excites evangelical Christians and in-turn, excites the base.
Romney needs someone the people and his base can trust. That man is Rick Santorum. He already has national appeal and yes… he earned it.