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Santorum says ‘other types of emotions’ could preclude women in combat

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For a candidate with virtually no staff and who tends to talk off the cuff, Rick Santorum has been nearly gaffe-free. However, this evening might have been his first, and it comes at a time when he is trying to convince voters he is more than “just” a social conservative.

When asked about the Pentagon’s plan to allow women to serve in some combat roles, Santorum told CNN’s John King: “I want to create every opportunity for women to be able to serve this country . . . but I do have concerns about women in front-line combat.

“I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved. It already happens, of course, with the camaraderie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat,” Santorum added. “And I think that’s not in the best interests of men, women or the mission.”

 

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Jerry Alexander
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I feel sorry for Rick with his children fighting in a foreign land...he sure will miss them. ...just kidding!! his`s kids won`t be fighting,you can bet you ass on that...your`s will.

 

Comment by Sam Weathersby
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That comment is nothing. Check this one out.

  Santorum   rails on freedom & individualism.
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread793960/pg1   Rick said:   “One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right.   They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. {ARE YOU KIDDING ME???}   That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I’m aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”    Hear Rick's own words from the video in the above link. This idiotic comment alone should get Santorum bounced. Rick is diametrically opposed to Ron Paul's freedom & liberty message.

Not every on in the Santorum family is out of his tree.

Santorum's nephew goes for Ron Paul: http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2012/01/nephew-of-rick-santorum-vote-ron-paul/

I have a problem with a megalomaniac like Santorum.

 SamFox

 


 

 



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