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Former U.S. Sen. Santorum to CNN: Rand Paul’s ‘not my leader’

By Sam Youngman
syoungman@herald-leader.com

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., said on CNN’s “Crossfire” Monday night that Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is “not my leader.”

Santorum, who was one of the last remaining Republican presidential candidates in the field in 2012 after a narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses, was pressed by host and former Obama administration official Van Jones about whether Paul, a possible contender for the 2016 Republican nomination, is the leader of the party.

“Well, no, he’s not my leader,” Santorum said. “I can tell you that for sure. But his father and I had some disagreements during the last campaign.”

Jones pressed Santorum, saying “if a Libertarian like” Paul wins the nomination, would the former Pennsylvania senator vote for him.

“Well, I don’t think that will happen,” Santorum said. “Because the Republican Party is not a libertarian party. It is a conservative party. And it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian.”

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  1. CoolerKing says:

    One of my all-time favorite quotes: “If Rand Paul is your party’s future, it has no future.”

    Source: http://bit.ly/1jaX3aE

  2. ralph+emerson says:

    Santorum absolutely imploded on the Leland Conway show. Seems like he isn’t getting much national attention anymore.

    Probably because he has nothing that anyone wants to hear.

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