Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum let fly with a broad swipe at deep-pocketed campaign donors, fellow-Republican candidates, pundits and even Fox News during an appearance on WHO-AM this morning:

DAVE/CALLER: "Why has the establishment Republican party turned a deaf-ear towards Conservatives in their own party...and why they have to leave so far to the Left to win the majority of the American people?"

SANTORUM: "Candidly, Dave...it's the money. The money in the Republican Party is where most...to be honest where most of the money is in this country is which is in the major cities in this country...and it's on the coasts...and a lot of the Republican money in this country is very moderate....and moderate on in particular moral, cultural issues. And so it should be no surprise that you saw the same thing with Mike Huckabee. It's no surprise that those who are...who are conservatives across the board...and talk about all of the issues are the ones that have the most difficult time raising money...uh...in a Presidential race and as a result you have candidates who understand that money is the game...uh...and, and, and in particular if you don't want to work hard. If you don't want to visit 99 counties. I said I have the ‘Field of Dreams' campaign...which is if you build it, they will come. And I'm going out and building it...and I'm hoping the people of Iowa will come. But I know the people of New York...when I go to New York I can't raise a whole lot of money because there isn't a lot of money there that wants to support a candidate that is going to be openly conservative on all of the issues. And, and that's why you see what you see which is the predominance coverage...remember...who are the folks making the decisions on who to cover? Where do they live? Who are their friends? It's New York. It's Washington. It's Atlanta. It's Los Angeles and that why you get what you get. That why you get, in a sense, told by the...by the professionals...and look at...even on Fox, the quote experts, the commentators, the panelists...they never leave Washington. They never leave New York. They have no idea what going on across this country and as a result they get...they get very much of a narrow view based upon the narrow world they live in as to what the conservative movement must do to win."

Steve Brown is an author, radio broadcaster and seminary professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.