Rick Santorum on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (PA)
PAWLENTY: Well, the protections between the separation of church and state were designed to protect people of faith from government, not government from people of faith.
Q: How will that affect your decision-making?
SANTORUM: I'm someone who believes that you approach issues using faith and reason. And if your faith is pure and your reason is right, they'll end up in the same place. I think the key to the success of this country, how we all live together, is because we are a very diverse country. We allow everybody, people of faith and no faith, to come in and make their claims in the public square, to be heard, have those arguments, and not to say because you're no a person of faith, you need to stay out, because you have strong faith convictions, your opinion is invalid. Just the opposite--we get along because we know that we--all of our ideas are allowed in and tolerated. That's what makes America work.
SANTORUM: Absolutely. I agree with the president a vast majority of the time. When I agree with him, I say it. And when I donít agree with him, I say it, too.
CASEY: I think what the people of Pennsylvania expect and deserve is someone whoís going to be truly independent. Being a rubber stamp for the president is not in the best interest of the people of America.
Q: But have the Democrats sometimes been obstructionist, & opposed everything that Bush proposed?
CASEY: Iím sure they have. But when you have two politicians that agree 98% of the time, one of themís really not necessary. We need someone whoís going to be truly independent, who has the character and the integrity to stand up to his party and his president, especially at a time of war
Thereís something strange about this house It belongs to our congressman, Doug Walgren. Whatís so strange? Instead of living in his own congressional district, Congressman Walgren lives in this house, located in the wealthiest area of Virginia.Q: Isnít that rather hypocritical of you?
SANTORUM: No, not at all. My opponent never owned a home in the district, ever, in 14 years. I own a home and always owned a home.
Q: How many nights have you personally spent there?
SANTORUM: I probably spend maybe a month a year.
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GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader