Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Santorum: I'm "getting deeper and deeper" into possible run

Rick Santorum has talked about being "pulled along" in the Presidential process by outside, wave-like forces before, but in this chat with the Patriot-News in PA, he's as explicit on the origin and development of his ambition as he's been (watch here).

"As I've been saying from the very start, I want to be involved in the 2012 process.

My original visit when certain things got rolling was to Iowa to give a talk, and I got the very clear impression that when you go to Iowa, people pay attention to what you have to say, because they think 'Hey, you might be running for President', and so they have to pay attention to you.

So I've been going around and trying to add to the debate, and make sure the issues that I care about -- national security issues, moral, cultural issues, as well as the economic issues -- are being discussed and debated, and that we have some clarity.

.... I really didn't start down this road with any real intention of, I mean, I was open to -- my faith is a very important thing to me, and I was always open to where I found I being called to serve the country, and to do what's right for my family.

And as I've sort of traveled down this road, I feel like paths are opening up, doors are opening up, and it just sort of feels like I'm being pulled along and getting deeper and deeper involved in this process. So we'll wait and see, but for now, I'm just trying to be open to doing what I think is in the best interests of our country."