Rick Santorum for President

Our Take: Jindal Dominates The Undercard But No One Breaks Out

Here’s why we think no one on the undercard had a breakout night. All of the candidates on the stage talked like politicians and, except for Bobby Jindal’s quips and his focus on “saving the idea of America,” they were mostly focused on minutiae nobody cares about. 

Don’t Dismiss Rick Santorum

Matthew Cooper, Newsweek

In 2012, Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, made a very impressive showing. He won the Iowa Caucuses and 10 other states, earning more than 4 million votes and coming in second to Mitt Romney, but the question, as he enters the presidential race, is whether his time has past. 

Rick Santorum: A Good Man Who Missed His Moment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Senator Santorum’s announcement speech had some solid points, especially his point that “Working families don’t need another president tied to big government or big money.” But he's been off the radar screen for three years and others, like Ted Cruz, are now the recognized leaders on the issues Rick Santorum had largely to himself in 2012. Much as I hate to say it, despite his many admirable qualities, I think Rick Santorum’s moment has passed.

Santorum faces steep climb in second run for president

The Associated Press

He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.