Rick Santorum hints another White House run likely

Rick Santorum didn’t commit, but he did give a strong indication that a second White House run in 2016 is likely.

Mr. Santorum told Newsmax that “I’m certainly leaving the door open for that. I’m making no commitments at this point, but we’re not doing anything inconsistent with running in 2016.”

The former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 presidential candidate has been on several conservative media talk shows lately, the Washington Examiner reports. Political watchers think he might be getting an early jump in order to better fight off challenges from other high-profile likely candidates: Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul, to name a few.

In 2012, Mr. Santorum stood as a strong conservative on social issues — and to Newsmax, he seemed to suggest that this platform would not change.

“We have not had a nominee that is ready to go out and articulate a unified vision of what conservatism is, what American’s first principles are about, and why we’re the greatest country in the history of the world. And then we wonder why we don’t win,” he told Newsmax.

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