HolyCoast: Santorum: The Devil Made Me Do It

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Santorum: The Devil Made Me Do It

Well, he didn't really say that, but his statements about Satan attacking America have really got the media's knickers in a knot. However, Santorum isn't backing down:
Rick Santorum offered no apologies Tuesday for a controversial speech he gave in 2008 when he talked about the threat of Satan in America.

“I’m a person of faith. I believe in good and evil,” Santorum said in response to questions from CNN.

Instead the rising GOP contender defended his four-year-old remarks, made at Ave Maria University in Florida, where he said Satan was “attacking the great institutions of America.”

“If somehow or another because you’re a person of faith and you believe in good and evil is a disqualifier for president, we’re going to have a very small pool of candidates who can run for president,” Santorum said.

Excerpts of Santorum’s speech were splashed across the conservative leaning Drudge Report for much of Tuesday.

Santorum dismissed the Drudge article as “absurd.”

"If they want to go ahead and dig up old speeches to a religious group they can go right ahead and do so. I'm going to stay on message. I'm going to talk about the things Americans want to talk about," Santorum said to CNN.
Unfortunately, this is going to be a problem for Santorum because the media will quickly paint him as a religious nut, even though a significant majority of the population probably agrees with his views.

1 comment:

Larry said...

The media will take him out of context every chance they get to make him look like Dana Carvey as the Church Lady. But I agree with William McGurn who wrote in WSJ yesterday:

"So what's the answer? The answer is that when Mr. Santorum discusses these issues, he needs to fold them into his larger narrative about the free society. That narrative has to do with pointing out the dependency that comes with an expanding federal government, the importance of family, and the threat to freedom when, say, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or a Health and Human Services secretary can substitute their own opinions on these issues for the judgment of the American people."