Rick Santorum Launches ‘Patriot Voices’

June 8, 2012 - 7:45 AM

(CNSNews.com) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum, fresh off his run for the Republican presidential nomination, announced on Friday he’s launching an organization  to address people’s “basic anxiety about where America is going.”

“We’re going to be holding candidates accountable and getting involved with candidates, and supporting them – and of course, supporting Mitt Romney and making sure Mitt is the next president of the United States -- and we get rid of the scourge that has been the bane of our economy and of our country, which is Barack Obama and his administration,” Santorum told Fox & Friends on Friday morning.

His advocacy group is called Patriot Voices.

As he campaigned around the country, Santorum says he met a lot of people who are concerned about the economy and national security – among other things.

“And I tried to talk about those (concerns) in the campaign – you know, the adherence to the Constitution and the importance of understanding where our rights come from, and who we are as a people, and the culture, and how that is being changed by this administration, whether it’s religious liberty or life or marriage. And of course, we talked a lot about the manufacturing base, and people left behind by both parties -- Democrats, who want to make folks more dependent, and Republicans who don’t seem to be talking about the 70 percent of Americans who don’t go to college.

“And so we wanted to put an organization together that reflected those voices across America.”

Santorum said he’ll be talking about those issues during the current campaign – and after. He’s expected to make another run for president in 2016.