Santorum, More Than Romney, Wins Favor Of Low Income Conservatives And Evangelical Christians, With Talk Of Vocation, Family, And Religion

Santorum, more than Romney, wins favor of low income conservatives and Evangelic Christians, with talk of vocation, family, and religion, thus moving the Republican party further right.

February 28, 2012

1) …Associated Press writes Differences between Santorum, Romney crystallize. Day by day, event by event, Michigan’s critical primary on Tuesday is crystallizing the dramatic differences between Santorum and Romney.

When Santorum told a Michigan crowd they had come to see him because “freedom is at stake in this election,” a man in the crowd shouted a word that’s almost never heard at Mitt Romney’s campaign events: “Amen!” Standing at a podium in a nightclub on the outskirts of town, Santorum outlined a vision of American greatness driven by the workers who he says built it. “We know what works in America. Bottom up. Bottom up has built a great country,” Santorum told a crowd of about 600 on Sunday. Many were still dressed in their church clothes; others wore Detroit Red Wings jackets and camouflage hunting caps. He spoke for nearly an hour before taking questions, the crowd following him the whole time, whistling and cheering and shouting back, running through the Declaration of Independence like a call-and-answer sports cheer. “They are endowed by their ..” Santorum started. “CREATOR!” the crowd shouted back.

On the other hand Romney focuses on his general economic message.

In early primaries and caucuses, exit and entrance polls show Romney has done far better among higher income voters than he has with those who make less than $50,000 a year. And people who don’t identify themselves as evangelical Christians backed him in much higher numbers than those who say they are evangelical. As he looks to take on Romney, Santorum is selling himself as the conservative crusader, a deeply religious man from a blue-collar state who will go to Washington and stand fast against the cultural and economic forces that he says are encroaching on traditional families and manufacturing jobs. “More people go to church on Sunday than go to all the professional sporting events combined in a year,” he said. He dubbed his jobs plan “supply side economics for the working man.” “There are a lot of people in this country who want to use their hands and their minds together to make something,” Santorum said Saturday in St. Clair Shores, where he appeared without almost no senior staff in tow and spoke from a podium that was nearly level with the crowd. “That’s their vocation, that’s what they were made to do, that’s what they want to do, that’s what they love doing. And guess what, there’s less and less chance to do that.” A man shouted in response: “No one even knows how to run a machine anymore!” “That’s right,” Santorum replied.

2) … NYT reports Santorum Makes Case for Religion in Public Sphere. In an escalation of the sometimes fiery language that he has used throughout the race, Mr. Santorum declared that colleges were no longer a “neutral setting” for people of faith and described how he had become sickened after reading John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech calling for the rigid separation of religion and politics.

“What kind of country do we live in that says only people of nonfaith can come into the public square and make their case?” Mr. Santorum said on the ABC News program “This Week.”

Polls shows the candidates running roughly even in Michigan, as well as nationally, and the question for both of them is how Mr. Santorum’s provocative and assertive outreach to the religious right will resonate with voters, both in the contests this week and in the dozen on “Super Tuesday” on March 6. The two leading Republicans are trading increasingly caustic and personal attacks as they challenge the depth of the other’s conservatism. Mr. Romney has portrayed Mr. Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, as a creature of Washington who was willing to compromise his beliefs to vote for the federal No Child Left Behind law and to back the 2004 re-election of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, a supporter of abortion rights. Mr. Santorum has accused Mr. Romney of lacking a (true right) ideological backbone, pointing to his previous support of abortion rights and to the heath care plan he enacted in Massachusetts. “I don’t understand what team he’s on,” Mr. Santorum said on the NBC News program “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “It’s not the same team that I’m on.”

3) … Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg of the NYT report For Doubts on Romney, Michigan Primary a Testing Ground In the presidential primary on Tuesday, a defeat for Mitt Romney could send the nominating fight onto an unpredictable path and reset the Republican race. Mr. Santorum has made appeals to religious voters in ways that Mr. Romney, who supported abortion rights until 2005, cannot, stressing his opposition to abortion and the fact that he is a Roman Catholic who home-schools his children.

4) …Michigan is an epicenter of childhood poverty. David Walsh writes in WSWS Extreme poverty in US has more than doubled since 1996. A new study from Kids Count, “Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities,” reports on the high percentage of children in some of America’s largest cities living in concentrated poverty. Detroit leads the nation in this category, with 67 percent of children residing in high-poverty neighborhoods. Some 57 percent of Cleveland’s children live in such conditions, along with 49 percent of children in Miami, 48 percent in Milwaukee and 43 percent in both Fresno, California and Atlanta. Overall, 22 percent of children in large cities live in communities of concentrated poverty. About 8 million children in the US as a whole reside in such economically deprived areas. In Michigan in 2010, 341,000 children lived in high-poverty areas, an increase of 124,000, or 57 percent, over 2000. Related reading Kids Count report: Extreme poverty doubles in Michigan.

5) … I am a Christian, living on low income. I am not going to vote for anyone, as none of the candidates talk about  the Beast of regional global goverance seen in Revelation 13 rising from the Mediterranean Sea nations of Greece and Italy to rule mankind.

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One Response to “Santorum, More Than Romney, Wins Favor Of Low Income Conservatives And Evangelical Christians, With Talk Of Vocation, Family, And Religion”

  1. Kaleigh Grace McLaury @ kaleighgmclaury Says:

    Santorum, “The People’s President of Integrity.” Santorum battles against a man, Romney, who spent $30 million in the 2008 election of his own money and who knows how much of others, yet he barely takes his state of origin, Michigan 41% to 38% with possibly less delegates. Amazing! Utah went for the Olympics 4 times before they were chosen after possibly paying for many on the international committee’s children’s college education. Maybe if Romney runs two more times he will win the nomination for President. After all with all his off-shore accounts in “blind trusts” who knows how much he is really worth?

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