Rick Santorum Will Run For President Because Republicans Aren't Conservative Enough

Yesterday, Rick Santorum appeared on “The Capitol Hill Show” with Tim Constantine to tout Chris McDaniel’s campaign in the Mississippi Republican primary against Sen. Thad Cochran, a race he described as part of a larger battle within the GOP to weed out supposed moderates.

Santorum said that Republican leaders have silenced conservative figures like himself:

You look at our side and it’s, ‘You got to be quiet about this issue, you can’t talk about this issue, you got to stay away from this issue.’ When you do that, you’re not making the argument to the American public as to why you’re right and of course you’re going to lose on that issue if you never talk about it. That’s the problem, is that we have a bunch of people who run the Republican Party from the financial point of view who don’t believe in the party platform and have been trying to cow us into walking away from it.

“Will you run again in 2016? Will you carry the mantle of the conservative movement?” Constantine asked.

In response, Santorum strongly hinted that he will in fact run: “Well, I’m in South Carolina today.”

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