Is Rick Santorum making a specific move for the white vote?
Rick Santorum suggests opposition to public schooling
Campaigning in Idaho on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested that he is opposed to a public school system overseen by the government.
“We didn’t have government-run schools for a long time in this country, for the majority of the time in this country,” he said. “We had private education. We had local education. Parents actually controlled the education of their children. What a great idea that is.”
Santorum’s campaign did not respond to multiple requests for an explanation of whether he was calling for an end to public schooling as it now exists. But the former Pennsylvania senator has previously made his antagonism known. Campaigning in March, Santorum took a shot at public schools.
“Just call them what they are,” he said. “Public schools? That’s a nice way of putting it. These are government-run schools.”
Then there was this…
Santorum Fires Back at CBS’s ‘Gotcha’; Raises Rev. Wright Double Standard
On Friday’s CBS This Morning, Rick Santorum pushed back against Charlie Rose’s interrogation about supporter Foster Friess’s recent “bad off-color joke” on contraception, all but name-dropping former Obama pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright as an example of the media’s double standard on playing “gotcha” politics with Republicans, but not Democrats.
Rose initially countered, “This is not gotcha; what this is, is trying to understand exactly what Rick Santorum stands for, and what he might say or do as president.” But the GOP presidential candidate wasn’t having any of it: “You don’t do this with President Obama…he sat in a church for 20 years, and [you] defended him- that, oh, he can’t possibly believe what he listened to for 20 years. It’s a double standard…and I’m going to call you on it” http://available%20here;%20video%20below%20the%20jump.
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