Politico: Santorum Says Anyone But McCain

By Jake Whitman

Mar 2, 2007 8:00am

ABC’s Jake Whitman Reports: Former Sen. Rick Santorum tells Politico.com’s Carrie Budoff that he’ll support anyone but John McCain in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries.

"I don’t agree with him on hardly any issues," Santorum told Budoff.  "I don’t think he has the temperament and leadership ability to move the country in the right direction."

Santorum suggested that McCain also wasn’t as solidly anti-abortion as he would like. “He may be pro-life, but I served with him for 12 years, and I know how pro-life he is,” Santorum said.

Responding to the comments, McCain spokesman Danny Diaz told Budoff that McCain was a “well-known and respected conservative.”

Diaz told Budoff McCain favors overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, and has picked up support from other conservative senators.

Santorum signed a contract on Thursday as a Fox News contributor.


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