February 16th, 2010
03:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Santorum adds New Hampshire stop to busy itinerary

Rick Santorum will visit New Hampshire in April.
Rick Santorum will visit New Hampshire in April.

(CNN) - As other potential candidates remain coy about their presidential ambitions, Rick Santorum continues to make clear he's looking at a White House bid in 2012.

One day after announcing an appearance before the influential Iowa Christian Alliance on March 9, Santorum's spokeswoman confirmed that the former Pennsylvania Senator will make his first visit to New Hampshire on April 30. He will keynote the Cheshire County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Keene.

Since first making noise about a potential 2012 candidacy last year, Santorum has already made stops in the key early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. If I was crazy, I'd be a conservative too

    Move over mr. mittens, here comes another wingnut.

    February 16, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Who cares? I surely don't. He's among the fringe element of the Tea Party. If a republican becomes President within the next 20 years, I'm leaving this country and moving to Amserdam.

    February 16, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Mike in CO

    Rick will ride that "No man on dog marriage" all the way to the Whitehouse.

    February 16, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    What is it about those religious wingnuts always visiting SC? Learning how to suppress the poor people?

    February 16, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Obama mama

    Cool. I'd like to see how he compares to the other candidates. He can't be worse than what we currently have as president.

    February 16, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Santorum makes the Tea Baggers look sane and rational and that's saying something.

    February 16, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. Stacie

    The Iowa Christian Alliance is one scary organization! They're fighting a "culture war", and want to be able to tell everyone just how they should live their lives. Now, if that's not a recipe for BIG GOVERNMENT (similar to Bush/Cheney wanting records of what you check out of the library, republican senators rushing to interfere in the Shivo family matter, etc...) I don't know what is.

    February 16, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  8. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but....

    So, is he going to make a campaign promise to put all gays and lesbians in concentration camps? He should get a lot of votes from the "real Americans" on that promise alone. Have a nice day!

    February 16, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  9. Joel

    Oh please. We in PA threw this clown out on his ear four years ago.

    February 16, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  10. mario

    He is done

    February 16, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. la

    This clown still thinks there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He said, "We just haven't found them yet" in an interview after he lost his seat in PA.

    The guy is another Bush.

    February 16, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  12. ronalde

    So what another also ran,he losy because of his religous belief's and he will not get out of the gate this time,why go to s.c. don't they have enought problems of their own,with you lie joe,the hiker in brazil,and climate change deminted,with these losers s.c. has lost it'credibility.

    February 16, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  13. marcus2

    Rick Santourm is a bona-fide religious extremist. Sorry Rick, we live in a Democracy – not a Theocracy like Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    February 16, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  14. Ross

    i would choose palin over him........ and i HATE her!

    February 16, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  15. Erin

    I would love to see Santorum in the race. Someone has to deliver the daily LOL moment. Although if Palin runs that'd technically be two someones.

    February 16, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. Ben in Texas

    On the right, there are true conservatives, corporate shills, freeloaders, religious wingnuts, tea baggers, the seriously uninformed, and then there are the really creepy guys like Santorum. I shudder every time I hear the well-documented story about him taking his dead newborn home so the whole family could play with it on the couch for a couple of hours. Sheesh.

    February 16, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  17. landscapebear

    he was shamed out of PA, guess he hopes nobody remembers

    February 16, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. teacher

    Santorum for President!!! You've got to be kidding. Pennsylvania got rid of him and now he wants to lead the country. Get real. Palin would be a better choice. Did that just come out of my mind or did I dream I wrote that. Andy Rooney would be a much better choice. At least he doesn't lie like the two mentioned above.

    February 16, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  19. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    He's running for president. Why else would he go there. I see Iowa in his future.

    February 16, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  20. Ben

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA – "If a republican becomes President within the next 20 years, I'm leaving this country and moving to Amserdam."

    Then don't let the door bang you in the butt on the way out. The Repubs will retake the White House a lot sooner than you think.

    February 16, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. Ben

    People on this blog wouldn't know the fringe element if it jumped up and bit them.

    February 16, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. Jane/Seattle

    YUK! Bigot, Hater, Ignorant, Partisan! This is what a Christian looks and acts like? I think NOT! He probably is a member of the "Family" (Jeff Sharlett). An excellent expose of these crazy people who run America. Denmark here we come if these sociopaths return to power!

    February 16, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  23. Debra

    It's a tragedy that a country born of the expanded ideals of the Age of Enlightenment should bring forth such mediocre harbingers of theocracy....I think the America that most of us rational citizens love and remember so well, is gone for good...
    Why is Rick Santorum and his ilk so against a progressive nation? Can't they see we are slowly being left in the dust of a changing world?

    February 16, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  24. Brian

    An ideological buffoon who is old news. He has his tea bag folks are a hoot.

    February 16, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  25. Kathleen

    Santorum is a disgrace to our Democracy. Along with Boehner,
    Lieberman, McCain, McConnell, Cantor, etc. You know the rest
    of the "No" Party.

    Massachusetts just elected another "good old boy". Scott Brown
    thinks he just won the Presidency and already he is writing a book!
    Just HOW does Mr. Big Shot have the time to write a book? Wouldn't
    ya think that since he just won Ted Kennedy's seat in Mass. that he
    would pour his heart, if he has one, into SERVING THE PEOPLE!

    Just another "good ole boy, whom is Sarah Palins FAVORITE
    senator! Wonder about that one, Sarah!

    February 16, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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