Politics

Santorum Misstates Commander in Chief Qualifications

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Rick Santorum misstated his qualifications to lead America's armed forces during a campaign stop here, telling reporters "I'm the only person in this race that has any experience as commander in chief."

The statement came after a question on how he is appealing to voters in Alabama, but was far from accurate.

The former senator has never served in any commander in chief capacity. His GOP rival Mitt Romney however has, when he commanded the Massachusetts National Guard as governor of the Bay State.

Santorum spokesperson Alice Stewart was quick to clarify the flub, saying, "he meant he was the only candidate that has any experience "to be" commander in chief. She added the Santorum was referring to the time he spent on the Senate Armed Services Committee.