How do you classify Rick Santorum as a GOP presidential nomination candidate? : A commentary
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How do you classify Rick Santorum as a GOP presidential nomination candidate? : A commentary

Philadelphia : PA : USA | Feb 21, 2012 at 11:21 PM PST
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How do you classify Rick Santorum as a GOP presidential nomination candidate? : A commentary

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Dhreff

Anchor for Allvoices

Olongapo City, Zambales

Central Luzon, Philippines

Undoubtedly, there were certain instances wherein Rick Santorum appeared that fully unveiled the kind of a candidate he is. He availed the given chances to speak in occasions where he delved on miscellaneous topics instead of the main agenda of his campaign. Voters who keenly listened to him somehow were annoyed but able to size him up as to his “kind as a candidate”. Is he a major candidate or just a nuisance one?

His leads and wins in certain primaries do not necessarily jibe with the problems and issues he has been discussing. For instance, what was the bearing of “radical environmentalism” with problems of big government, economic crisis, unemployment, foreign policy, etc., etc.? Precisely, Santorum was out of context and out of order in his presentations. He has no program of governance that will provide solutions to the problems bugging USA during these trying and difficult times.

There are news reports circulating in the world media that carried questions addressed to Santorum. Like, Can Rick Santorum win without women voters [itobin53]? First of all, the question indicates entanglement between GOP candidate Santorum and American women. What prods the candidate to talk about social problems and issues involving women’s reproductive rights, abortion, birth control and sexual morality? Precisely, the candidate is off tangent to the primordial priorities of a future US president who will tackle larger and greater interests of the Americans. Along that frame of mind, Santorum cannot give the principal prescriptions for the ailing American government and society.

Espousing problems and issues to specifically single out a segment of society notably, American women will definitely alienate Santorum with them. They will not vote for a candidate who intrudes into their social and personal affairs. Purely women’s things one cannot touch publicly but can do it in a subtle manner without being singled out. Tactfulness and intelligent approaches are very necessary in order to deal with women’s things.

In response to the question, Santorum cannot win without women’s votes. If women will not vote for him, he will not win an election.

Santorum is unable to delineate major problems and issues affecting America from minor ones. He cannot distinguish those seemingly insignificant but still necessary. This manifest inability is a sufficient ground to declare him as a “nuisance candidate”. Santorum simply does not know the order of problems affecting America today.

Santorum is a GOP candidate without direction. He is out of focus. He cannot provide solutions to America’s various and serious problems. He cannot be elected president of America.

In recapitulation, Santorum is more of a nuisance candidate than a major one. He does not carry a wholesome program of government aside from a list of minor and fragmentary problems of America. He is out of focus and therefore, cannot be elected president of America. America needs a better, brighter/smarter tougher, stronger and more visionary leader than a Santorum who is devoid of such qualities.

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dhreff is based in Olongapo, Central Luzon, Philippines, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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