Rick Santorum to Run for President

Former Senator Rick Santorum is jumping into the GOP race for the presidential nomination, with the claim ‘We’re In It to Win’.

Santorum, a former two-term Senator from Pennsylvania, will formally kick-off his campaign in his home state later this morning near a coal mine where his grandfather worked after immigrating from Italy.

The father of seven has been a frequent sight in the early voting states. This week is no exception with a trip to Iowa tomorrow followed by another trip to the first in the nation primary state on Wednesday.

Santorum won two straw polls in New Hampshire and South Carolina but he’s trailing in the polls. The latest Gallup poll has him at 2 percent behind Romney’s 19, Palin’s 15 and Ron Paul’s 13.

Santorum rose to the third seat in the GOP Senate leadership but lost his 2006 bid for a third term to Senator Bob Casey by 18 points.

Think Progress has a refresher on Rick Santorum’s 12 Most Offensive Statements.

Santorum couldn’t keep his Senate seat in 2006, why on earth he thinks he’ll win the GOP nomination for president is beyond me.

Here’s a couple of my favorite Rick Santorum flashback’s: Santorum’s Slam on Boston Comes Back to Haunt Him & Santorum Knew: Priest in D.C. Church where Santorum Worships Charged with Sex Abuse in July 2002.

Meanwhile on 2012 presidential race news front, the NY Times reports today that Herman Cain is gaining momentum and voters just might be falling “in love” with him. It will be interesting to see where that leads.

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