Rick Santorum Had A Campaign Rally And Only One Voter Showed Up


Rick Santorum’s budding presidential campaign is off to a very, very bad start. Like half the Republican party, Santorum is in Iowa right now trying to charm voters.

He had a campaign rally in Hamlin, Iowa on Monday and only one person showed up. That one person was Peggy Toft, an insurance agent who is also head of the county’s Republican party.

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“We didn’t have a lot of notice that he was going to be there,” Toft said in a telephone interview with POLITICO, explaining the low turnout.

Source: Politico

The sad thing is she’s not even sold as a supporter, although she is “leaning” toward him.

To be fair, Hamlin is a tiny town. There are only about 300 residents, but that should make it pretty easy to get the word out. Eventually, though, four other people showed up to hear Santorum preach speak to them about pornography, bestiality, gay sex, more on gay sex, sluts who take birth control, bla** people his views.

Santorum’s campaign took it all in stride. He said that it was part of the plan:

“It’s not glamorous, and you’re not out there raising money, but you’re doing what the money is ultimately supposed to do — getting votes,” Santorum told the Register. “This is a lot more fun than being on the phone raising money.

“People don’t understand. One guy in there said, ‘I’ll speak for you at the caucus,’” Santorum said. “That’s maybe eight votes that you wouldn’t otherwise get. Eight votes can make a big difference, as I know.”

Um, okay, but doesn’t someone actually have to be there so you can convince them to vote for you? Another rally in Panorama, Iowa was literally 1000 percent better, in that 10 people showed up.

It seems that more people and media are interested in the fact that nobody showed up to the event, rather than the event itself. Not a good way to start a presidential campaign, Mr. Santorum.

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