Rick Santorum in Survey of 2012 Presidential campaign websites


On Abortion: Pushed legislation to protect the unborn

Rick Santorum wrote and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act," the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act," and the "Combating Autism Act" because he believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Budget & Economy: Spend-o-meter: publicize costs of spending amendments

Rick fought to maintain fiscal sanity in Washington before it was in fashion, fighting for a balanced budget and a line item veto. He bravely proposed reforming entitlements, cutting spending and even developed a "spendometer" that added up the cost of Democrat amendments to spending bills. This record made him one of the most conservative senators in Pennsylvania's history.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Families & Children: Book "Bella's Gift" about their special-needs youngest child

Rick and Karen are the co-authors of a book entitled Bella's Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation. Bella's Gift chronicles the inspiring story of life with the Santorums' special-needs youngest child. Bella was born with a condition called Trisomy 18, and she wasn't expected to survive her first birthday. Beating all the odds, Bella turned 7 in May of 2015 and is a joyful and loving little girl. Bella's miraculous life has only strengthened Rick and Karen's belief in the dignity of each and every life.

Rick Santorum is also the author of the 2005 New York Times best seller It Takes a Family, American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom, and Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America that Works.

Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Families & Children: Patriot Voices: online community to restore American dream

Rick and his wife of 25 years, Karen, are the parents of seven wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick and Isabella.

In 2012, Rick and Karen co-founded Patriot Voices, a grassroots and online community of Americans committed to finding ways to restore the American dream for hardworking families. Patriot Voices impacted a number of economic, social and national security issues by mobilizing its army of grassroots volunteers.

Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Families & Children: Strong families help produce a strong economy

Rick believes that strong families help produce a strong economy. We must expand opportunities for all Americans by encouraging incentives for marriage, children, and free enterprise.

Rick also believes that we must renew America's manufacturing sector

Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Government Reform: 1990s "Gang of Seven": exposed congressional scandals

Rick served in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995, and in the Senate from 1995 to 2007 where he was known as one of the most successful government reformers in our history. Rick took on Washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation's Capitol in 1991. He was a member of the "Gang of Seven" that exposed the Congressional Banking and Congressional Post Office scandals.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Principles & Values: Won 11 state primaries in 2012 presidential race

Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2012 and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn't feel their voice was being represented. His grassroots approach to campaigning--including visiting every one of Iowa's 99 counties and his stunning victory in the Iowa caucuses--catapulted him to frontrunner status where he ultimately won 11 states and nearly 4 million votes during the Republican primary process.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On War & Peace: We cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon

Rick served eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he led the fight before the attacks of September 11, 2001 to transform our military from a Cold War force to meet today's threats. He was a leader on US-Israeli relations, authoring both the "Syria Accountability Act" and the "Iran Freedom and Support Act" which he successfully fought to pass in spite of initial opposition by President Bush. Rick firmly believes that we cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website RickSantorum.com, "About" May 27, 2015

On Technology: Moon base is fiscal insanity

The Santorum for President campaign released a nationwide radio ad today entitled "Out of This World." It exposes Rep. Gingrich's fiscally insane plan to colonize the moon as just another example of exponentially growing the size of government. This presents a clear contrast with Rick Santorum's fiscally conservative vision to balance the budget, reform entitlements, and revitalize American manufacturing. Script To "Out Of This World":
Source: 2012 presidential campaign website, ricksantorum.com "PR" Feb 29, 2012

On Technology: Moon colony is fiscal insanity during debt crisis

The Rick Santorum for President campaign today released a new nationwide radio advertisement today entitled "Out of This World." It exposes Representative Gingrich's fiscally insane plan to colonize the moon. This presents a clear contrast with Rick Santorum's fiscally conservative vision to balance the budget, reform entitlements, and revitalize American manufacturing.
Source: 2012 presidential campaign website, ricksantorum.com Feb 3, 2012

The above quotations are from Survey of 2008 & 2012 Presidential campaign websites.
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