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Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Rick Santorum at the RNC

Above: Click to watch the Rick Santorum video

Minneapolis, MN -- We were gathering up our press credentials in Minneapolis on Sunday, and waiting for word about whether and how the Republican National Convention would proceed.

Hurricane Gustav was hurtling towards the Gulf Coast on this the third anniversary of Katrina.  The focus of interest was shifting from what was supposed to be happening in the St. Paul convention city to what could happen in New Orleans.


Across the lobby, a small crowd formed and eagle-eye KPBS web developer/producer Joe Spurr spotted the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum.

Conservative Santorum was defeated in the mid-term elections and Pennsylvania is considered a battleground state in this presidential election.  But Santorum’s political career may not be over.  For some conservative Republicans, Santorum would have been the right choice for John McCain’s running mate, as a conservative, a Catholic, and a Philadelphian.  Just to be under consideration for the Vice Presidential nomination could jumpstart another run for public office.

Meanwhile, as you can see in the above video, Santorum is loyal to his party and praised John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.

michael valentine from spring Valley
September 03, 2008 at 04:39 AM
Rick Santorum of K Street fame is loyal to the Republican Party? Too bad he put party over country in the K Street scandal.