Santorum says he did not pick slogan

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In last night’s Rewrite, Lawrence shared the story of Rick Santorum, borrowing from the great Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes.

Pennsylvania’s former Senator lifted from the poem “Let America be America Again.” His new campaign slogan? “Fighting to make America America Again.”

Think Progress just caught up with Santorum, and he said he had “nothing to do with that.” He continued, “I didn’t know that. The folks who worked on that slogan for me didn’t inform me that that’s where it came from, if in fact it came from that.”


Given that Hughes was pro-union, pro-immigration and pro-racial justice, it’s odd the extremely right-wing politician would make such a choice. Even in today’s political spectrum, Langston Hughes was somewhere to the left of Dennis Kucinich. 

Santorum admitted he’s not “a big poetry guy.”

Langston Hughes, Rick Santorum and The Last Word The Rewrite

Santorum says he did not pick slogan

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