Santorum visits Hersey

By Tim Angerame
Entertainment Editor
GOP presidential candidate and Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum spoke to a crowd of 500 students at district 214’s Hersey High School on Friday. According to the Daily Herald, Santorum stopped at the school after hearing of fellow candidate Newt Gingrich speaking at Barrington High School.
Among topics that he discussed were federal regulations that he believed were stifling businesses and job growth. According to the Chicago Tribune, Santorum also criticized Obama for practicing politics that divide Americans, such as dictating behavior of certain groups and also stated that Obama doesn’t realize the U.S. is “the greatest country in the world.”
After he delivered a 20 minute speech, Santorum answered questions from Hersey students in the audience.
Answering questions about the availability of college education, the Chicago Tribune quoted Santorum as saying “All work has dignity, and whether you have a blue collar job, or your first job [is] at McDonald’s, we need to affirm all work as valuable.”
Santorum, a Carmel Catholic High School graduate, later went to a nighttime rally at Christian Liberty Acadamy.    Among the crowd at Christian Liberty was Prospect Senior Alec Dahlgren. Dahlgren is not a supporter of Santorum but went because he thought it would be interesting to see a presidential candidate.
Dahlgren is more of a fiscal conservative and would cast his vote towards Mitt Romney because he is “conservative on money and liberal on social issues.”

Describing his views on politics, Dahlgren said “I think social issues should be more liberal.”
He added, “I like the Reagan years… I don’t believe in charity, I believe in job creation.”