Santorum Hunts Pheasants With Steve King
After speaking to hundreds of influential key Iowa conservatives, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum went pheasant hunting with Northwest Iowa Republican Steve King, according to MSNBC
Santorum and King went on a two-hour hunt with eight others at the Loess Hunting Preserve in Northwest Iowa Sunday morning.
“It is just fun being out and being with good folks and here in Iowa, I am looking forward to seeing if the birds are as big as they are in Pennsylvania,” Santorum told reporters.
King had a different goal in mind saying, “I am looking forward today to go out and exercise our Second Amendment right and build some camaraderie out here.”
“Amen,” seconded Santorum. “I’m looking forward to that too.”
Not to be outdone, another GOP hopeful, Gov. Rick Perry, joined Rep. King for a pheasant hunt Saturday.
King has not yet decided if he will endorse a candidate at all, but, if he does, it will be a matter “of conviction.”
“Everyone would make a better president than the one we have,” King said while out with Santorum.
Santorum agreed with King’s statement saying that President Obama’s failure to secure amnesty for our troops in Iraq shows “we have lost a lot of ground there.”
“The concern I think a lot of us have is that we’re leaving, and we’re leaving behind a situation where Iran has just dramatically grown influence in that country,” Santorum said. “That is not the kind of victory I think anyone would have liked to have seen when Barack Obama came into office.”