• Rick Santorum Counting on Rural (Real) Americans in IL and MO

    Down by double digits in recents polls, Rick Santorum needs something to turn his luck around.

    That why he's really counting on the salt of earth social conservatives of the rural Midwest to march to the polls, Bible in hand, and rise up against their oppressive urban fiscal conservative counterparts in tomorrow's primaries

    But campaigning in recent days in Illinois and Missouri, Mr. Santorum has sought to motivate his followers by highlighting a different divide: urban versus rural. And because many of the nation's small towns are suffering economically, Mr. Santorum's approach means he is taking on his own party.

    "Think about it, look at the map of the United States — blue being the Democrats, red being the Republicans — it's almost all red," Mr. Santorum said Saturday evening. "Except around the big cities.

    "And yet when you look at the economic plan that Republicans put forward, it’s all about tax breaks for higher-income individuals who live in those blue areas mostly."

    It's weird, right? In these big tracts of land, where only seven or eight people live per square mile, Rick Santorum actually does really good. And it's only in these tine little places where millions of people are all squashed together that Mitt Romney dominates.

    How is that fair? Who was the genius who decided that delegates should be given out by percentage of vote and not by square mileage?

    Some snobby elitist "educated" person, no doubt. Figures.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Illinois, Polls, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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