Santorum speech shows maturity

Former Pennsylvania Senator Richard Santorum gave an even paced speech at CPAC a few minutes ago. His vision of America as a country whose citizens derive their rights from God or the Creator went over well with attendees. He challenged President Obama’s healthcare policy, calling Obamacare a “game changer” that would “crush economic freedom.”

Known for his comfort discussing social values, he touched on an economic plan that he refers to as “supply-side economics for the common man.” He also gave a shout out to the Tea Party, saying that “Conservatives and the Tea Party are the Republican Party.’

What was lacking from this speech was a stronger discussion of the role of government and a discussion as to how government could help grow the economy. His speech had a libertarian flavor; a preference for a government that is non-intrusive, less restrictive, less regulatory.

If so, he needs to make this clearer. I believe he will as he heads into this weekend’s Maine primary and continues to distinguish himself from Governor Willard Romney.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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