Santorum Questions Cain’s Conservative Values
Rick Santorum, GOP presidential candidate, took aim at rival Herman Cain’s position on abortion Thursday, saying Cain misleads voters about his conservative credentials, reports the Associated Press
In a Wednesday interview on CNN Cain said that he is pro-life. But Cain also said, "it's not the government's role or anybody else's role to make that decision." He further said that his pro-life views would not become “a directive to the nation,” should the Georgia businessman become president.
Santorum, who has touted himself as a social conservative, pounced on Cain’s remarks during a New Hampshire campaign event Thursday, saying that Cain is not a true conservative.
Santorum told AP, "It's basically the position that just about every pro-choice politician has in America. I don't know too many pro-choice politicians who are for abortion, who want more abortions . . . but they say the decision is a choice the government shouldn't be involved in."
The former Pennsylvania senator also said Cain’s remarks are proof that he has not been tested as a candidate.
This is what you get when folks haven't run for office before — you get someone who says what he is personally, and no one . . . asks the question of whether it applies to his public policy," Santorum said. "And obviously it does not."