Santorum Goes On Epic Facebook Rant After USA Today Cites Campaign Hinting That It’s Over

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I’ve mentioned before several times that I’m originally from Pennsylvania but I live and work in Los Angeles now. Of course my heart still belongs to the Keystone State and of course I like to stay up to date with PA politics as well as California politics. But one of my all time favorite political clowns that I always like to throw a punch at is my former U.S. Senator and GOP Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum (R. PA). I wasn’t surprised that it came down between Santorum and former Governor Mitt Romney (R. MA) in the 2012 GOP primary. Santorum invested in Iowa early on and he’s been able to pull of upsets before, despite being an awful, awful human being. But Santorum really thought 2016 would be like 2012 but that’s just not the case. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz continue to dominate the field and it sounds like the Santorum campaign know that it’s coming to an end:

But on Sunday, with a week to go before this year’s Iowa caucuses, he stands at just 1.2% in the RealClearPolitics average of recent statewide polls, the 11th among 11 candidates. In an impromptu interview with USA TODAY and The Des Moines Registerafter attending services at New Hope Assembly of God here Sunday, he acknowledged what he previously has refused to discuss: It may soon be time for him to think about folding his campaign.

“If the people of Iowa put their faith in me, we’re going to continue on,” he said. “Given the circumstances of this race, I don’t think we have to win. We just have to finish ahead of the pack that’s sitting in single digits right now. I think we’re going to come out with a lot of wind at our back.”

And if that doesn’t happen?

“You reach a point when you realize that you aren’t going to accomplish what you’re going to accomplish and you have to look out for the greater good,” he responded a bit ruefully. “And I’ve always believed in the greater good. I’m a person who believes in a cause and trying to make this country better, not about Rick Santorum and my own aggrandizement. I’ll go through that process, whether it’s after Iowa or whether it’s after Super Tuesday or whenever it’s happening. We’ll go through that process and determine if we have a pathway to get there, and if we believe we do, trust me, no one will fight harder, no one will work longer. And if we don’t, you have to work out what’s in the best interest of our country.”

Some political analysts already have counted Santorum out. Because of his low poll standings, he has yet to make it to the main stage for the Republican debates — a situation he decries as unfair. “The media have decided they’re going to segregate the race,” he said. As a result, he said, supporters from his 2012 bid sometimes tell him they didn’t realize he was running this time.

After the article came out, Santorum just freaked the fuck out:

Santorum wrote that he “can’t stand the media” and referred to theUSA Today article as the “final straw on this camel’s back.”

Santorum wrote that the mainstream media was out to get him and encouraged his followers to help him “shove it to USA Today and the reporters like them that want to ignore us.”

And so I leave with the actual Facebook rant Santorum posted. Enjoy.

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos