Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire," Rick Santorum said that "libertarian" Rand Paul will not win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Santorum's speculation is based on his understanding of the direction of the Republican Party:

"Well, first off, I don't think that will happen because a Republican Party is not a libertarian Party. It is a conservative party and it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian," Santorum said.

Hold on. Did he say "conservative?"

First, real conservatives don't advocate increasing the minimum wage like Santorum stated in the video above.

Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 presidential nominee, is considering another bid for the White House, so coming out in support of Paul was never going to happen.

This isn't the first time that Santorum has come out publicly and defended the old Republican establishment.

"The Republican Party isn't going to change," Santorum infamously said last spring to Politico. "If we do change, we'll be the Whig Party. We're not the Libertarian Party, we're the Republican Party."

This sums up the problem with the Republican Party. GOP Leaders like Rick Santorum want to improve the welfare state, not shrink it. He doesn't agree with Republicans like Reagan or Goldwater who thought: "Government is not the solution to our problem government is the problem."

Watch Santorum advocating for bigger government in the video below:

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