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Rick Santorum: ‘Smart people’ will never side with conservatives

Speaking before a conservative audience at the annual Values Voter Summit Saturday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said that conservatives “will never have the elite smart people on our side.”

“We will never have the elite smart people on our side, because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do,” said Santorum, adding, “So our colleges and universities, they’re not going to be on our side. The conservative movement will always be – and that’s why we founded Patriot Voices – the basic premise of America and American values will always be sustained through two institutions, the church and the family.”

The annual conference features 80 speakers over the course of three days and is sponsored by conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council, the Heritage Foundation and Liberty Univeristy.

In February, while still a 2012 presidential candidate, Santorum called President Obama “a snob” for what he said was the president’s position of wanting all Americans to go to college.

Santorum is a graduate of Penn State University and also completed MBA and law degrees.

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