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Rick Santorum's nephew backs Ron Paul

Rick Santorum gets no love from his nephew, who is a strong supporter of Ron Paul.

It was a dead heat between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney at the Iowa Caucus tonight.

Romney won out in the end, but analysts said that Santorum appeared to have the edge over the "Massechusetts Moderate" (Newt Gringich's nickname for Romney during the debate). 

While Santorum wooed many voters in Iowa, his 19-year-old nephew John Garver surprised people by vocally criticizing his uncle's "big government" policies, urging voters to support Ron Paul instead. 

Here's an exerpt from Garver's piece in The Daily Caller:


My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.

It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.

 

Ron Paul finished third, but supporters say they will continue to back him even if he's no longer a viable choice. 

Read more here. 

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