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Rupert Murdoch Hearts Rick Santorum

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Rupert Murdoch finally joined Twitter and is using the social networking site to do a little cheerleading for Rick Santorum.

As Joe.My.God points out, the Fox News overlord this weekend tweeted, "Good to see Santorum surging in Iowa. Regardless of policies, all debates showed the principles, consistency and humility like no other."

It's a soft, non-committal message but indicates Murdoch prefers a social conservative like Santorum to the more business-oriented GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney. Though it's unclear whether Murdoch will influence voters, he obviously wants to play a role in this upcoming election. Or maybe he just wants to hire Santorum for Fox News, as he has other Republican political hopefuls.

Having Santorum on Fox News of course is preferable to having him in the White House, something that seemed like an impossibility just a few weeks ago. Now that he's more popular in Iowa, Santorum could - in theory - have a shot at the presidency. I still doubt he has staying power, but stranger things have happened.

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  1. One moral cesspool salutes another.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 2, 2012 8:40:06 AM


  2. The Faux Noise owner might as well tweet his support for Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy 'cause, stranger things have happened or not, Sen. Frothy Mix ain't gettin' into the White House as the Prez of this US of A!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jan 2, 2012 8:48:30 AM


  3. I'm not surprised to hear that Murdoch appreciates the consistency of Santorum. It must be all that froth.

    Posted by: Andrew W | Jan 2, 2012 9:06:03 AM


  4. "santorum" is not a proper noun in this tweet.

    Posted by: TJ Parker | Jan 2, 2012 9:14:15 AM


  5. Mike Huckabee won Iowa last time.

    Posted by: Charley | Jan 2, 2012 9:25:26 AM


  6. Faux Snooze and Frothy have the same consistency and the same stench.

    Posted by: nick | Jan 2, 2012 9:38:40 AM


  7. Speaking of Frothy... he's managed to get his campaign website to the top of Google search results. I guess we have not been googling "Rick Santorum" and clicking the *correct* link often enough. I'm off to do my part to remedy that problem right now.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Jan 2, 2012 9:41:48 AM


  8. Murdoch's definition of humility : obedience easy to control and manipulate.The old troll is salivating to get into the oval office and hack the presidents red phone.

    Posted by: Vern Dufford | Jan 2, 2012 9:58:34 AM


  9. According to the media polls, Santorum is getting 15% support as compared to Ron Paul who is getting 22%.

    Guess which one the media is describing as "Surging". LOL

    Posted by: Victor McGann | Jan 2, 2012 10:46:14 AM


  10. Santorum doesn't have what it takes to become president, let alone what it takes to be president. He doesn't have the integrity, the presence nor the class. And he most certainly lacks sheer ability.

    He's the guy who thinks: “Diversity creates conflict. If we celebrate diversity, we create conflict” - that just says it all. Nope, he ain't up to the job.

    Obama's big stumbling block in 2008 was his inexperience in the foreign policy area, which he remedied beautifully with his speech in Berlin - can you imagine what Santorum's speech would be like if he tried anything similar? He would make Perry's Strong ad a class act in comparison.

    Santorum does not have what it takes. He won't get into the White House, not anywhere near it. So yes, stranger things have happened but this won't. Thankfully.

    Posted by: Giselle | Jan 2, 2012 12:22:04 PM


  11. We should have a TR Caucus tomorrow and determine which right-wing candidate we'd prefer to read about every day: Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 2, 2012 12:48:08 PM


  12. On the off chance that Santorum (the candidate, not the "froth") gets the nomination, does anyone think that Dan Savage's neologism will prove to have backfired? I can see the voters being angry that any presidential candidate had his name turned into a vulgar term, and it certainly could end up creating sympathy for the candidate, as well as hostility to gay rights among a certain segment of the mainstream vote. Personally, I think Savage made a huge mistake. He may have done the one thing that could actually make Santorum a sympathetic figure to voters. Up until now he's had trouble even with socially conservative voters.

    Just wondering......

    Posted by: Mary | Jan 2, 2012 4:13:49 PM


  13. Rick Santorum named as one of the most corrupt politicians in 2006.

    http://www.citizensforethics.org/index.php/press/entry/crew-releases-second-annual-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report/

    Posted by: Mike L | Jan 2, 2012 4:34:15 PM


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