Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum catapulted himself to the top tier of the Republican presidential race this week, losing the Iowa caucus by just eight votes.
With newly-minted contender status comes increased scrutiny, however. Santorum was booed off stage in New Hampshire yesterday for comments about gay marriage.
Not everyone in his own family is convinced he's up to the task, either. This week his nephew penned an editorial for the Daily Caller in support of ... Ron Paul.
"If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum," John Garver writes.
Garver, a 19-year-old student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, continues:
"America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.
It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely.
When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.