Could it be that the pro life movement is not dead? Just when I was beginning to think the pro life movement was dying, Rick Santorum’s pick up truck and shoe string budget campaign was able to muscle it’s way against Mitt Romney’s million dollar campaign.
The pro life movement has lost a lot of influence….but it is the middle class pro life voters who didn’t hand the elections to Mitt Romney like he had hoped. Much of Rick Santorum’s campaign was saved by the true pro lifers. We have noticed Mitt Romney avoiding his flip flopping pro life history like the plague, and now Rick has the opportunity to reveal Romney’s past. Die hard pro lifers remember Mitt Romney’s oathe to protect a woman’s right to choose. If Rick wants to lead a serious campaign, he must get the 80% consistent pro life GOP primary voters into his corner.
From the NEW YORK TIMES:
Out of Santorum’s Lean Operation, a Muscular Result
Josh Haner/The New York Times
On caucus night, Rick Santorum was at the Stoney Creek Inn near Des Moines. He ran in Iowa with a small advertising budget and no speechwriter. More Photos »DES MOINES — Former Senator Rick Santorum’s campaign in Iowa conducted no polls or focus groups, employed no speechwriter and had no security presence until a few days ago. “We don’t have a bunch of guys with earpieces running around doing nothing,” he would boast.
He had a skeletal advertising budget — “You can’t buy Iowa,” he would say, deriding his better-financed rivals — and his campaign disclosure forms included itemized receipts from the likes of Target (“food & beverage” expense, $16.48), Walmart (“event supplies/container,” $4.47) and Priceline.com (“Airfare,” $670.84”).