Rick Santorum Possibly Looking to Iowa in 2012

If the townhall screamers weren’t enough these days, a former GOP senator from Pennsylvania is coming to Des Moines for a visit on October 1.

The Politico reports that Rick Santorum will be “speaking to a luncheon and workshop of Iowa’s Right to Life group before heading east to Dubuque, where he’ll headline a fundraiser for the conservative America’s Future Fund PAC and then speak about the future of the GOP to a public audience in the Mississippi River city. ”  He will also be on a radio talk show.

More after the jump.

Santorum claims that it is too early for a Presidential bid, but he wants to "raise his profile" within the GOP.   However, being like some of the townhall screamers, 

 

“I’m very concerned about the state of affairs in this country and how Republicans are dealing with [issues], so this is an opportunity for me to go out and talk about things I think we need to be doing to turn this country in the right direction,” Santorum said of the Iowa trek-a visit invariably seen as presidential water-testing for any ambitious politician.”

Santorum joins the ranks of GOP callers to Iowa, among them, ormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, House Minority Conference Chair Mike Pence (R-Ind.), and former New York Gov. George Pataki.  He hopes to appeal to the conservative base by addressing issues such as moral issues within health care reform and energy.

You can read more at the Politico.  

Politics are seldom dull in Iowa.  

  • I would think

    even Rick Santorum is not delusional enough to think he can run for president after losing re-election in a purple state by double-digits.

    Maybe he’s trying to raise his profile so he can get some cushy right-wing think tank job.

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