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Santorum Drops Out—And Endorses Rubio
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February 03, 2016, 06:31 PM
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Candidate Rick Santorum was the runner-up in the GOP selection process four years ago, but was not able to get out of the basement this time around, being relegated to the Jr. Varsity debates and never taking the main stage.

Santorum has had a lot of good things to say on the National Question—pointing out the harm done to working-class Americans and calling for a 25% reduction in legal immigration. Santorum also seemed to have a better understanding of Islam than any other candidate, pointing out the political dimension of the Islamic religion. The candidate also favored the abolition of automatic birthright citizenship.

Santorum did poorly at the Iowa caucuses on February 1st, garnering only 1,783 votes, which was 1% of the total, and only beating Jim Gilmore (who got 12 votes in the whole state) and "Other" with 119.

On February 3rd, Rick Santorum announced he was dropping out of the race. That's understandable.

But why on earth did Santorum endorse Marco Rubio? Why endorse Mr. Amnesty, the Poster Child for the GOP's Bad Immigration Policy?

Santorum said that Rubio cared about the middle class, and that "[Rubio is] a tremendously gifted young man. I just feel a lot of confidence that he is the new generation and someone that can bring this country together." [Rick Santorum Ends Presidential Bid, Endorses Marco Rubio, By Veronica Stracqualursi and Ryan Struyk, ABC, Feb. 3, 2016]

What?

When his exit was announced and before he made the Rubio endorsement, there was actually some speculation that Santorum might endorse Trump. But such was not to be