Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished second in the Iowa Caucuses held on yesterday…with one of the most narrow finishes ever…and with his new found momentum going into the New Hampshire Primary I’m going to say…WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??  This has absolutely nothing to do with his finish in the Caucus but it has everything to do with the outlandish comments he has made while on the campaign trail.  Mr. Santorum has made numerous statements about minorities living off of government set-asides and made ridiculous comments (click here for a youtube clip) about welfare and food stamp programs.  So allow me, since Mr. Santorum is running for the Republican Nomination with the ultimate goal of becoming President of the United States, enlighten him some about these programs that he speaks of.  In Iowa, the same state that he uttered these ridiculous comments, 84% of food stamp recipients are white (yes shocker to some…I know) and nationally the average is about 70% of white americans who receive such assistance from these programs.  So this fabrication that minorities are the only ones that are benefiting from these programs is not only factually wrong, it’s plain RIDICULOUS!!!  We as Americans shouldn’t care who is benfitting from such programs, but should be proud  that we live in a country so great that assistance is provided for those in need.  That should be commended and not used as a divider between us.  I’m well aware of the card you’re trying to play here Mr. Santorum!  That baiting may have allowed you to achieve a second place finish in Iowa, and it may have breathed new life into your fledgeling campaign, but if thats the only card that you have to play…then your new found media coverage will be short- lived.  So enjoy your 15 minutes.  Your clock is now ticking.  And without some real ideas to lead this country, your time will be up soon!!  RICK SANTORUM…WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??      

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