Some Santorum Supporters Show Interest in Ron Paul

By:  Dave Bohon
04/18/2012
       
Some Santorum Supporters Show Interest in Ron Paul

With Rick Santorum out of the presidential sweepstakes, many evangelicals who tenaciously supported the Catholic candidate seem reluctant to throw their support to Mitt Romney. According to Doug Wead, a senior adviser to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, many of those former Santorum supporters are now taking a hard look at the conservative Texas Congressman, not necessarily because they think he can win the nomination, but because the “longer that Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich stay in the race, the more likely that Romney will be forced to take an evangelical conservative as his vice presidential nominee,” wrote Wead on NewsMax.com.

 With Rick Santorum out of the presidential sweepstakes, many evangelicals who tenaciously supported the Catholic candidate seem reluctant to throw their support to Mitt Romney. According to Doug Wead, a senior adviser to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, many of those former Santorum supporters are now taking a hard look at the conservative Texas Congressman, not necessarily because they think he can win the nomination, but because the “longer that Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich stay in the race, the more likely that Romney will be forced to take an evangelical conservative as his vice presidential nominee,” wrote Wead on NewsMax.com.

 

“The evangelical community began reaching out to Paul almost immediately after Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race,” wrote Wead,” citing USA Christian Ministries, a somewhat obscure ultra-fundamentalist group, whose spokesman, Steven Andrew, announced in an April 11 press release: “After Santorum, then Ron Paul is the most God-fearing presidential candidate that the Republican party should endorse.” Andrew advised that “if Republicans don’t give a Christian candidate, Christians should look elsewhere — even to a third party.” He went so far as to declare that “Obama and Romney are the wrong direction for the USA. They serve another Jesus. Romney and Obama aren’t Christians even though they want us to believe they are.”

Wead anonymously quoted another evangelical, a “prominent television evangelist,” who told him that there was great disappointment in the evangelical camp when Santorum withdrew — even though his campaign looked to be fading by the day. “No one faults a man for being a good father, and dropping out to take care of a child,” the evangelist said, “but it hurts many of us very deeply. We were counting on him to lead our cause.”

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