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Is Rick Santorum Familiar With the Job Description for President?

Image descriptionIt is not the first time in the past few days Rick Santorum has said it and Iit is worth pointing out that what RIck Santorum is saying is not only wrong, but really wrong.

Santorum has taken to contrasting himself with Romney by saying

“We’re not looking for a chief executive officer. We’re looking for a commander in chief.”

According to Article II, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Constitution

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

Certainly he is the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Military, but for the nation as a whole, he is the Chief Executive.

In fact, the very first clause of the first section of Article II of the Constitution outlines that the President is the Chief Executive and it is section 2 of Article II that outlines what those executive powers entail, among them being “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.”

What I find most fascinating about all of this is Rick Santorum is running for President of the United States in a year when there are millions of Americans out of work or underemployed and he thinks America does not want a Chief Executive, but rather a Commander-in-Chief of the military.

He’s either tone deaf or not being advised well on the campaign trail that his cute contrast with Mitt Romney isn’t even true.

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