Rick Santorum, who lost his Senate re-election bid in Pennsylvania in 2006, is gearing up to run for office again.
Over the last few months, Santorum has built up a schedule of visits to the top three primary and caucus states: He has already made two trips to South Carolina, one in December and another in January; he visited Iowa this past October, and will be headed back in March; and he just announced a trip to New Hampshire on April 30.
A month ago, Santorum stepped up the rhetoric in an e-mail sent to his supporters. “I promise you, I will stop at nothing when it comes to defending our freedom and our values,” Santorum wrote. “That’s the real reason why – after talking it over with my wife Karen and our kids – I am considering putting my name in for the 2012 presidential race.”
So the man who warned America that marriage equality would lead to man-on-dog sex is ready to run.
That’s just what the GOP needs: another white religious conservative in the race along with Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney.