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re: Santorum for President

In reference to Mark Levin’s idea again, this reader, I think, reads things right:

Santorum won’t run because:

1) it just doesn’t seem like his “thing” to me…I don’t know how else to explain that, but he seems more the type to do a Gingrich thing and travel around and speak out on important stuff, maybe write a bit, without being fettered by having to keep other politicians, potential allies and donors, and the like, happy about what he says.

2) even if he did run, he’d go nowhere…he’s too honest…way way way too honest and blunt. You and I may really like and admire that in him, but it’s not something that will get you elected President…hopefully, he knows himself well enough to realize this, and hopefully he won’t try to homogenize himself to make the run.

UPDATE: Another good e-mail, with a refined point 2:

Hi Kathryn,

I have to disagree somewhat with the reader who made two points why Santorum would not run for President. I agree with his first point but disagree with the second point. Essentially Ronald Reagan was the quintessential honest politician so I believe that puts to rest the idea that someone can’t win the presidency if they are too honest. …

Now I think Rick should run for PA Governor in 4 years because he’d have one heck of a shot at it. PA switches parties in the Governor’s mansion every eight years like clockwork. From there who knows.

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