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Friday, March 23, 2012

Santorum said what?

With a few simple words, Rick Santorum has put paid to his fading chances of being the GOP presidential nominee. Arguing that rival Mitt Romney is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice, former Pennsylvania senator Santorum crossed the line.

“If they’re [Romney and Obama] going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have [Obama] instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate [Romney] for the future,” Santorum said, according to The Associated Press.

While Santorum may have accurately measured Romney’s degree of conservatism, he hit a raw nerve with Republicans of all stripes who believe job-one is the defeat of Barack Obama.

Time and again, GOP candidates have said that any of the current crop of contenders would do a better job than the president. Now for Santorum to actually say that the Republican front runner would not really be enough of an improvement to bother electing him? Heresy! Or, even worse, stupidity.

When your bird dog ceases to hunt, you retire him. Time to retire Rick Santorum.

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

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