If you go to the Wikipedia definition of "missing link", you find this:
Missing link is a non-scientific term for any transitional fossil, especially one connected with human evolution;
I don't think Rick Santorum could have described himself much better. Non scientific. A fossil. Transitional. Connected with human evolution -- of course connected by his denial that evolution even exists.
Over the weekend, Santorum visited Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday where he talked about his future and the GOP party. Raw Story:
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday advised Republicans that it would be easier to oppose equal rights for LGBT people, roll back reproductive rights for women, and cut the social safety net if they adopted the rhetoric of Pope Francis.
Well, maybe Rick hasn't actually listened to the Pope. If he had, he wouldn't be so down on people and so ignorant of science. Pope Francis has spoken out about acceptance, not hatred, of the LGBT community. He's compassionate for the poor. He's condemned income inequality. He's even washed the feet of the afflicted. Has Rick S done any of that?
So where's Rick come down sounding like Pope Francis? Beats me. Here he is answering that question on Fox: