Santorum: Let’s face it, Chris Christie’s not a conservative

posted at 8:05 pm on December 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

We should get him a Hot Air comment account. He’d fit right in!

“No, they don’t know,” Santorum said today on the Jack Riccardi radio show when asked if Iowa voters “know” that Christie is a “big liberal Republican,” as the guest host phrased it. “I like Chris, I’ve known Chris for years — he’s a fun guy and he’s an interesting guy, but he’s certainly not a conservative Republican,” he added.

Santorum used Christie’s stumping for Romney as an opportunity to attack the Iowa frontrunner. “And that’s the kind of folks that Mitt Romney’s attracting, that’s why he’s bringing them out here; he’s trying to get the establishment Republicans,” he added. Santorum said that he is targeting “real conservatives, Reagan conservatives.”

Does the Reagan Library typically invite non-conservatives to speak?

But maybe he’s right. It’s true that Christie has some conservative heresies to his record, and it’s also true that he’s backed at least one major RINO over a more right-wing candidate in a primary. By that standard, he is pretty liberal.

Good thing we won’t end up with a guy like that as our nominee.


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