At Campaign Stop, Only Santorum's Campaign Staff Cheered Their Man On
These are rough days for Sen. Rick Santorum.
The Pennsylvania Republican, trailing challenger Bob Casey Jr. in the polls, has taken some questionable steps in an effort to turn things around.
But the harder he tries, the more Santorum seems to be out of step with the electorate.
At a recent event in Butler, Pa., seems the only cheers Santorum received came from his campaign staff. Otherwise, the response ranged from polite to indifferent.
"Except for a brief event in a barn, where Santorum spoke about agriculture policy surrounded by dairy cows chomping on hay and several supportive farmers, the senator drew little attention as he walked around the event holding his wife's hand or inspecting horses with his children," wrote The Patriot-News in an analysis today.
How weak was the reception Santorum received? The lone endorsement he received at the Butler event came from "Old Time Magic Man," a children's performer, and it was heard by a small audience, primarily consisting of children.