Santorum touts candor and consistency to Michigan voters

Feb 17, 2012

Republican candidate for president Rick Santorum says he thinks he would appeal to Democrats and independents in Michigan if he is on the November ballot.

Appearing on public television’s “Off the Record,” Santorum said he was able to attract votes when he ran for the US Senate in his Democratic-leaning home state of Pennsylvania. And he said, if he is the Republican nominee for president, independent voters will appreciate his honesty.

“You know what policies I’m going to be out there advocating for, I’m someone you can trust, I’m someone who is open to listening but who has a very clear vision for where I want to take the country,” Santorum said.

Santorum also said he believes his GOP primary rival Mitt Romney and President Obama are not always candid when they appear in public:

“I think in some respects in that regard they are cut out of the same cloth,” said Santorum. “They go out and try to win elections by attacking their opponents and they tell voters what they want to hear.”

But Santorum also said he would consider asking Romney to be his running mate.

Michigan’s Republican primary is on February 28.