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Wow! What a Speech by Santorum! (UPDATE: Link Included)

If you did not see Santorum’s speech after Iowa, it is very inspiring. Wow! He brought in optimism that he has not shown in the debates. He showed pride in America, our heritage, his heritage, and the fight against facism (and Obama’s socialism (my word not his))

He talked about values that form the foundation of conservative principles. I was moved and excited. His appeal to working class Americans (Reagan democrats) was terrific. He made the case that government IS the problem with regulations and taxes and why we do not have jobs. He argued the morality of allowing people to make their own decisions to control their lives and how tax policy is from our conservative values not greed or practicality. His speech personalized these values and avoided slogans or one-liners.

Gone was the scowl that many saw in debates. Instead I saw toughness, love, faith and resolve. I saw a man of faith. A man who takes faith and the values that built America as sacred.

It was an amazing speech. It was just one speech and one performance so I will reserve judgement about what will happen, but and I can’t believe I’m going to write this:

We may end up thanking Iowa.

P.S. I love Perry. I lived in Texas. Went to school in Texas (Texas A&M) and know he did a wonderful job. I also lived in Pennsylvania (after Texas) and know Santorum was a conservative against incredible pressure. Yes, he lost his final race in an off year with low turnout in a year when Republicans were dispirited. I believe only knock against Perry is his debate performances. For him to continue, I hope Perry will agree to debate Gingirch.

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