Because frankly, there was absolutely nothing wrong with what Santorum said. It is good to seek to help people get jobs, or better jobs, and to get them off government dependence.
The problem is that Santorum looks bad, not for what he said, but for trying to lie about it by denying he said it!
Iowa runner-up Rick Santorum said Thursday that he would be “a much bigger player” than expected in the New Hampshire primary and denied saying that he didn’t want “to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”
Santorum allegedly made the controversial comments when discussing welfare in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News, but he maintained that people misheard the word “black” when he stumbled on a word.
“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of — blah — came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t,” Santorum said.
“And I can tell you, I don’t use — I don’t — first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African-American’ more than I use ‘black’ … I think sometimes you want to give someone the benefit of the doubt if it’s a little bit of a blurred word.”
Come on, DEFEND what you said man! Make the ideological points about why you are right instead of whining that you did not say it! In other words act presidential!
By the way, if anyone wants proof of what Santorum said, The Last Tradition has the video