Rick Santorum Deserves Our Respect

He worked crowds. He made eye contact. He appealed to the common man.

He spoke for social conservatives when other candidates wouldn't. He brought a passion to the campaign trail, an unscripted enthusiasm that charmed voters and confounded pundits. He didn't so much set a new standard for candidate openness as revive an old one.

But trailing in his home state of Pennsylvania and with his young daughter sick—and being a candidate who truly does put family first—he chose the right path.

As a result, it's not just possible but likely we haven't heard the last of Rick Santorum.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at U.S. News & World Report

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published this page in In The News 2012-04-11 10:18:11 -0400
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