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Rick Santorum Would Make a Great UN Ambassador
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I don’t want to dismiss Rick Santorum’s second White House bid out of hand. After all, he appeared to be an also ran in 2012 and then lo and behold he caught fire at the right time and won the Iowa Caucus. Santorum does not give up easily. Grit and determination certainly count for something.

Before proceeding further, I should state, as I have in the past, that I voted for Santorum in the 2012 Massachusetts Primary despite my disagreement with him on social issues.

However, I do think it will be much harder for Santorum to replicate his 2012 success in Iowa by virtue of the presence of 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee. Sure Santorum is a Catholic while Huckabee is an Evangelical, but their social conservative constituency is fairly similar. These socially conservative could also consider the likes of Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and let’s not forget the Iowa born Scott Walker.

Santorum has de-emphasized his social conservative message somewhat and has spent the past year calling for an increase in the minimum wage which clearly separates him from the GOP field.

As in 2012, Santorum has also displayed his hawkish credentials and I’ve always thought he has been very good in this area. When he left the 2012 race, I made the case that Santorum would be the perfect Ambassador to the UN in a Republican administration. If any institution needs to be shaken up the UN is surely it.

But Rick Santorum wants to be President. I don’t think he’ll get there. Sometimes he becomes his own worst enemy. But he will put in the miles and when he’s at his best he will again be a worthy adversary.

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