Election 2012: Down in Polls, Santorum Gets Big Endorsement

2012raceWith the inevitable on the horizon, conservative action groups are still looking for a viable alternative to Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney. So this weekend, the Family Research Council held a two-day meeting in Brenham, Texas, in which they balloted for a new candidate. After much consideration, they came up with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, whose numbers are down to single-digits in SC, according to recent polls.

“After three rounds of balloting this morning, and vigorous and passionate discussion, there emerged a strong consensus around Rick Santorum as the preferred candidate for this group,” the group’s leader, Tony Perkins, said in a conference call yesterday.

All presidential campaigns, save Jon Huntsman, participated in the event, sending representatives to make the case as to why their guy should be the one represented by the Research Council. Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight notes the endorsement may “resuscitate” Santorum in the southern state.

FRC head Tony Perkins has in the past stated “the research is overwhelming that homosexuality poses a danger to children.” The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the FRC as a “hate group,” noting it has gone out of its way to use studies to link gay men to pedophilia.

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