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Santorum: It's Not My Job To Defend The President

So, yesterday at a townhall event, a woman told Rick Santorum that "I never refer to Obama as President Obama because legally he is not. He constantly says that our constitution is passé, and he ignores it as you know and does what he darn well pleases. He is an avowed Muslim and my question is, why isn't something being done to get him out of government? He has no legal right to be calling himself president."

Today, Santorum defended his non-action on Morning Joe saying that it is not his job to defend the President:



Rick Santorum is more concerned about saving the feelings of an 'elderly lady leaning on a cane' than he is about setting the record straight -- even if he has already done so in the past.

I may disagree with John Heilman on many things, but he is right in saying that Santorum needs to take a page out of John McCain's 2008 playbook. Santorum should quickly and deliberately put down the falsehoods and not let these untruths continue.

I will concede that it is not Santorum's job 'to defend the President', but he rightly points out that others do not correct his record when presented with inaccuracies.

Hey, I've got an idea; anytime you are at a political rally and are presented with rhetoric that is blatantly false, call out the presenter. Regardless of who it is.