Diary

What are the pros and cons of Rick Santorum?

RedStaters,

It appears on paper that Rick Santorum holds at least as many (possibly more) positions that show respect for all three legs of the conservative stool (economic freedom, social issues, strong defense) compared to the other candidates.  Additionally, Rick does not appear to have some of the personal baggage that might plague some others.  Yet he continues to have difficulty gaining traction in this race.  Why? 

I have my own opinion about this and why I continue to pause about getting on board with supporting his campaign (which I will share in the comments area soon), but rather than biasing the discussion in a particular direction by placing my thoughts here, I want to keep the questionwide open and ask you to comment by addressing the following questions:

From your perspective, what are 2-3 positive things about Rick Santorum as a candidate?

What are 2-3 things that give you pause about Rick Santorum as a candidate? 

Why do you think he is not getting traction among the base thus far? 

Is there anything he could/should do to address this?

Thanks for your consideration of these questions.