Santorum's Nephew: Don't Vote for Uncle Rick

Candidate's kin prefers Ron Paul
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2012 6:00 PM CST
Rick Santorum's Nephew Pens Essay Urging People Not to Vote for 'Uncle Rick'
Rick Santorum speaks during a forum at Valley High School Tuesday in West Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rick Santorum's family will no doubt be watching the results in Iowa tonight, but not everybody in the clan wants the same result: Rick Santorum's nephew has written an opinion piece in the Daily Caller urging people to vote for Ron Paul instead of Uncle Rick. "If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle," writes 19-year-old John Garver.

He blames his uncle for taking part in the government's big-spending ways under George W. Bush and complains that Santorum's "interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working." Paul, on the other hand, honors individual liberties and "seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election." (He did not mention his uncle's sweater vests.)

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