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A Reader Says That Immigration Patriot Santorum Endorsed Rubio Because Both Of Them Back Neocon Foreign Policy
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February 08, 2016, 05:32 PM
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Re: Allan Wall’s post “Santorum Drops Out–And Endorses Rubio

A Conservative Reader [Email him]

Allan Wall notes that “Santorum has had a lot of good things to say on the National Question”, and then goes on to ask “why Rubio?”

I think Daniel Larison’s post at the American Conservative gets it right…Santorum is hung up on the “Invade the World” part of the neocon equation.

“Santorum has been presenting himself as the voice of working-class voters and arguing that the GOP has neglected them too long. In connection with that, he adopted some of the most restrictionist positions on immigration in the 2012 and 2016 fields. He played at being a quasi-populist in opposition to Romney, and in the years following the 2012 election continued to argue against the mentality in the party that celebrated business owners and no one else. By endorsing Rubio, he made it plain that all of that takes a backseat to supporting an aggressive foreign policy.”[Santorum Endorses Rubio, February 4, 2016]