Shooting Blanks: Santorum Raises $582K For Presidential Bid in Q2
Rick Santorum (NSFW) has had a painstakingly hard time getting name recognition and popularity in this myriad of Tea Party contenders. It’s hard being the loud white guy! As TPM reports, the campaign only managed to squander a bit over half a million dollars in the first quarter. The explanation?
The campaign noted that Santorum only officially declared a few weeks before the deadline, and described the numbers as “solid.”
“It is worth noting that Senator Santorum didn’t hold his first official fundraiser until June 22, and between that day and June 30, he raised nearly half of the money he raised as an official presidential candidate,” said Amanda Kornegay, finance director for Rick Santorum for President,” spokesman Matt Beynon said in a statement.
Santorum, best known for his anti-gay and pro-life politics, drew some attention early on as a possible contender in socially conservative Iowa. Instead it’s been Michele Bachmann…
This is besides the fact the he appeared in the FIRST presidential/Tea Party debate, you know, the one in South Carolina way before the official one in New Hampshire, that was dominated by Herman Cain, not The Frothster. To say that he hasn’t been around or hasn’t try to incense anyone hard enough is ludicrous. He certainly isn’t the darling Michelle Bachmann is, but he had more of a name the Herman Cain did before the first debate.
If it is anyone’s fault for low name recognition, it is Anthony Weiner’s. Oh yeah, I went there. I mean, Rick Santorum announced his bid for the Presidency the DAY AFTER the scandal hit. So, what would be more interesting on the evening news, Weiner’s weiner, or Rick? I rest my case. Poor guy… He’ll be the first out, if it wasn’t for the fact that McCotter can’t find the exit first.