How Rick Santorum Feels About Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Keene people weren’t pleased with his answers to their question at a town hall.

From left to right, members of Occupy Keene: Jeff Scott, Jim Taddeo, and Craig Dallas Rice.

KEENE, N.H. — Members of Occupy Keene targeted Rick Santorum at a town hall today. While Santorum was answering another audience member’s question about tort reform, occupier Craig Dallas Rice of Keene jumped in.

“Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” he shouted. “You didn’t mention in this whole time — where do you stand on Occupy Wall Street, Rick?”

Santorum deflected the question and returned to it after he was done with his tort reform response.

“The problem I see with some not all but some in Occupy Wall Street and from Occupy Wall Street’s biggest supporter, Barack Obama — he believes in picking winners and losers,” Santorum said. “He believes more in the quality of results than he does in the quality of opportunity. That’s why he talks about re-distribution of wealth.”

Occupy Keene — not to be confused with the libertarian Free State Project based in Keene, occupiers were careful to note — wasn’t satisfied with Santorum’s response. “We wanted him to address Occupy Wall Street,” said Rice. “We wanted him to talk about bank bailouts and how people got sold out.”

“He was nowhere near addressing the real issues.”

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