The Ed Morrissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Senator Rick Santorum

posted at 1:30 pm on December 20, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we make up for yesterday’s technical-issues cancellation with a 90-minute show.  Andrew Malcolm joins us again to discuss the latest in politics and the media, including the choice of “Republicans voted to kill Medicare” as PolitiFact’s lie of the year, and one of four “whoppers of the year” at FactCheck.  Plus, we will also take your questions in our Lightning Round in the last 20 minutes of the segment — so make sure you’re registered at Ustream to be one of our Chatizens!

In bonus minutes, we’ll interview Senator Rick Santorum as he continues his underdog campaign to win the Iowa caucuses.  We’ll talk to him about his endorsement from key Iowa social conservatives, and what his plans for the next two weeks will be.  Don’t miss it!

The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on my Facebook page, too!

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Marizela Perez has been missing in the Seattle area for more than nine months now. Marizela’s case has a connection here at Hot Air, as she is the cousin of the Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin. Michelle is trying to spread the word through Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle. We want to encourage prayers for Marizela’s family, and also try to reach anyone in the area who knows where Marizela might be and ask them to contact the police.

The search has its own website now, Find Marizela, for the latest in the efforts to bring Marizela home. There is also a fund for the family to keep the search efforts going. Be sure to check there and at Michelle’s site for further developments, and keep the family in your prayers.

America’s Most Wanted is now on the case, too.

Michelle has a new update on the case:

She disappeared from the University of Washington campus area in Seattle at the age of 18 exactly seven months ago today. Spring and summer came and went, along with Marizela’s 19th birthday. Autumn is now upon us. Her university friends are back in school.

Life goes on, but remains at a standstill.

Uncertainty corrodes.

Grief deepens and settles without the ability to mourn.

There are no new developments from the Seattle Police Department. Nothing to report.

The family is moving forward on the legal front to try and obtain information from Marizela’s Internet/social networking accounts that the Seattle Police Department refuses to share with her parents. Internet lawyers tell us the case is complicated, but they’re willing to help and we are grateful.

Continued thanks for all your prayers and well wishes for Emem and her parents.

Keep the prayers coming.

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Senator Santorum.

You’re one of my two picks.

Would you really take it to Obama or would you roll over and play dead like McCain did in 2008 (after he said “fight with me” at the GOP Convention)?

PappyD61 on December 20, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Santorum’s one of my top picks. I only hope he has the ability and desire to stick it out so that people in the rest of the heartland can vote for him.

By the time the primaries roll around to Missouri… it’s pretty much a race between people I’m not overly fond of.

Logus on December 20, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I have been praying for Maizela ever since I’ve seen these updates you give. I really like the fact that you are not letting this go.

On the other topic, I can’t understand why Rick Santy can’t get going.
I know people are a little turned off by the moral mobster stuff…but look at his plans, and how he wants to attack our problems. Can, can you at least ‘peek’ at him?

KOOLAID2 on December 20, 2011 at 1:43 PM

It’s not too late for Santorum.

In fact, if he does well in Iowa, he may be the antiRomney candidate who peaked at the right time, not too early. I think Newt peaked a week or two ago.

Most importantly, Santorum has been less whiney and more relaxed the last couple weeks. That was his biggest drawback. His social issues stance is a plus in the primary season and can be overcome in the general against Obama, who independents can’t stand.

Most independents (especially here in NJ) always vote pocketbook issues over social issues.

If Perry doesn’t pick up steam nationally, Santorum could be conservatives best chance. Newt is OK, but I don’t trust him to pull it off and he isn’t as conservative as Perry and Santorum.

Perry will never win Iowa, but if Newt doesn’t do well, it might be good for Perry in Florida and So. Carolina.

Santorum could come in second in Iowa and that could fuel him being the antiRomney.

Santorum is a very good man and would make one of the best Presidents. He also has a great track record of real accomplishments for our side. Him and Bachmann are the only 2 pure Conservatives we have.

Elisa on December 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Santorum’s campaign is the little campaign that could.

Stoic Patriot on December 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM

I actually think Santorum was shafted by Conservatives this cycle.

I’m more of a “Goldwater” conservative, but Santorum is a solid Republican on the issues. He also is a much more viable pick that some of the other “Not Romney” candidates like Bachmann, Gingrich, Perry, etc.

His biggest mistake though was approaching the debates with such an angry and petulant demeanor. It was a HUGE turnoff, he came off like a spoiled brat that wasn’t getting enough attention.

BradTank on December 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM

What? No Doug Matacontness?

Only wait, that’s only Jazz Show’s guest.

Eph on December 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM

“It’s not too late for Santorum. ”

You can say that about any Republican right now.

Eph on December 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I’m calling Sen. Jim DeMint’s office and am going to urge him to endorse Santorum. That would carry more weight in SC than Haley’s endorsement of Romney. I know DeMint said he was not going to endorse anyone, but DeMint is a conservative and cannot stand by and watch Romney have an advantage in SC. I urge all of you ABR and Santorum supporters to call DeMint.

they lie on December 20, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Respect the mans hustle

boogaleesnots on December 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM

I can’t understand why Rick Santy can’t get going.

Me either. He’s as much a big government GOPer as Newtie Patootie and Mitt Romney, who are typical “conservatives” who believe in small government as long as it doesn’t get in the way of their big government aims. He’s as religiously deranged as Michele Bachman and Rick Perry. And he has nice hair like Huntsman. WHY CAN’T LITTLE RICKY CATCH ON????

libertarianlunatic on December 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM