Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum told a radio show in January that a Sen. John McCain presidency would be “very, very dangerous for Republicans” because McCain often sided with Democrats on domestic issues.
Santorum’s perspective, however, has changed.
During an interview Tuesday Santorum pointed to two examples as turning points: the religion forum at Saddleback and the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as McCain’s running mate.
“Knowing McCain, he’s choosing someone in whom he sees a lot of himself,” Santorum said during a telephone interview with the Intelligencer Journal about his Senate colleague of 12 years. “He tries to find people who have a similar head as he does, and if he sees him in her … that gives me a better feel for him and a little more confidence in him.”
Of course, that is pretty much to opposite of what he was saying last year:
Former Sen. Rick Santorum has drawn at least one conclusion about the Republican presidential primary field: Anybody but John McCain.
“The only one I wouldn’t support is McCain,” Santorum said during an interview in his office at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, where he is a senior fellow.
“I don’t agree with him on hardly any issues,’’ Santorum said. “I don’t think he has the temperament and leadership ability to move the country in the right direction.”