Santorum's CNN Debate Fail: Thinks Africa Is a Country
When asked a question about aid to poor countries, Santorum began by listing his credentials.
"Well, as the author of The Global Fund bill and the Millennium Challenge in the United States Senate, and as someone who worked with the president on PEPFAR to deal with the issue of AIDS in Africa, I believe it’s absolutely essential."
No one can deny that these are certainly worthy credentials. If he had stopped at that point his answer would not be notable. The problem for the Republican Presidential candidate was that he did not stop at that point. He went on to add, "Africa was a country on the brink of complete meltdown and chaos."
Mr. Santorum, Africa is a continent. Yes, the continent does indeed contain several countries, but it is still just a continent.
Mr. Santorum as the author of the Global Fund bill and the Millennium Challenge as well as having worked on the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief do you not think we should expect that you should realize that Africa is a continent and not a country.
What exactly does it say about you that you do not recognize the difference and should we as a nation be fearful of a Santorum Presidency if it means that job one will be making sure that you receive intense instruction in geography 101?
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