It’s all about image.
Rick Santorum has decided that Mitt Romney shouldn’t be the only one walking around with Secret Service protection. He wants tax payers to pay for his protection too. Newt Gingrich asked as well, but we’re not sure if he’s that important yet.
Rick Santorum will be getting Secret Service protection beginning Tuesday, a campaign aide said on Monday.
Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, heads into Tuesday’s contests in Michigan and Arizona as one of the race’s top candidates after winning in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri earlier this month.
Santorum would be the second candidate still in the race to get protection. Mitt Romney already has it.
A Newt Gingrich campaign aide who asked not to be named confirmed that the Gingrich campaign requested Secret Service protection last week as well. The campaign was awaiting word on whether the request would be granted. The aide was unable to give more details.
What happened to “small government?” Is this not a waste of tax payer’s money to pay multiple Secret Service agents to protect three candidates when only one would be nominated to run for President?
How is this not a waste?