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Santorum discusses his recent attacks on Gov. Romney

Rick Santorum On Romney Attacks
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his attacks on Mitt Romney at this past Tuesday’s debate. “I probably could have said things a little better but I said exactly what I thought and what is true. The fact is that when Romney was in office he said that [Obamacare] was a plan that he would recommend to the country. It’s not just in his book, go on youtube, there are ten to twenty times he’s said this publicly. The idea that he’s walking back from this now and saying ‘no I never said this’ is just simply not true,” Santorum explained. “This is the problem Sean, this is a top down, government run solution to the health care problem. We as conservatives don’t believe in that approach. We have a pattern here of problems where Gov. Romney comes in and says that we need a big government solution to fix this. That is the wrong approach,” Santorum said forcefully. You can listen to Sean’s entire interview with Rick Santorum here.

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland
Sean kicked off Friday’s show by mentioning a story involving an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan. The only problem is that company decided to build its expensive cars in Finland…not the United States. “Great job Mr. Vice President…nice job Mr. President,” Sean said sarcastically. “You guys ought to be proud of that.” To add insult to injury, the car company’s founder told ABC News, “We're not in the business of failing; we're in the business of winning. So we make the right decision for the business," Fisker said. "That's why we went to Finland." We’re sure glad someone is winning, because it sure isn’t the American tax payer. Fisker is more than a year behind rolling out its $97,000 luxury vehicle bankrolled in part with DOE money. Just 40 of its Karma cars have been manufactured and only two delivered to customers' driveways, including one to movie st ar Leonardo DiCaprio. For more on this story please click here.

Palin On Herman Cain’s Success
Sean was joined by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to discuss the latest on the 2012 presidential race. Palin felt Herman Cain, who has risen dramatically in the polls over the past few weeks, could sustain his rise. “I do believe that Herman Cain can keep this momentum going. He is doing very well because he is not a politician. And voters are craving the nonpolitician to be willing to help lead this country, get it back on the right track,” said Palin. The former governor liked the idea of Cain’s 9-9-9 plan but explained she thought it needed a few changes. “I would tweak it. Because I believe that in order to get rid of crony capitalism and corporate welfare and the corruption and waste in the federal government, we need to get rid of the corporate income tax which chases jobs overseas,” Palin added. You can watch Sean’s interview with Palin by clicking here.

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Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >