Tag Archive: Serph Maltese

Apr 10 2012

Ciao Santorum!

Rick Santorum announced today that he has suspended his bid to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States.

A few notable Queens pols were waiting in the wings to spearhead the Santorum campaign in New York City, but it looks like they will never get the chance.

“The fact that he got so far without the money, the media, or the establishment on his side is astonishing” said Elio Forcina, a staunch Santorum supporter and former Assembly candidate that would have assisted fmr. state Senator Serph Maltese in spearheading Santorum’s campaign in New York City.

“His campaign was a great inspiration for all whom one day wish to serve the public. Santorum never wavered from his convictions and that kind of courage is very rare in Queens County…besides, who else would stick up for the unborn? I doubt the immoral public policy positions of Tony Avella and Toby Stavisky would be our voice in Queens” added Forcina.

The former Pennsylvania senator used up a large chunk of campaign time away from his family.

Santorum was largely considered the under-dog candidate throughout the race, yet by some means he won eleven primaries and managed to outlast Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain.

“Our candidate has withdrawn, we were outspent, and it never really got off its feet,” said Serph Maltese who was one of the state co-chairmen for Santorum including Bob DiCarlo and Mike Rendino.

According to Maltese, “Santorum was supposed to come to New York, but when Romney swept the deck it poured cold water on it,” adding, “the message is clear, those who want a better America will have to unite.”

Asked how he felt about frontrunner Mitt Romney Maltese said, “Romney could be a vast improvement over Barack Obama.”



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