Romney Takes Michigan

OK. Now can we stick a fork in the GOP nomination? Yes, yes … oh, all right. I’ll wait for Super Tuesday.

The Santorum surge over the last few weeks has been one of the more bizarre storylines of the entire election cycle. I flatter myself to think I saw it coming when I tweeted some time back that Santorum would be the VP nominee. But I didn’t see this coming. He gave Romney a run for his money with a hell of a lot less money. The punditariat think this is because the GOP is so extreme. I think it’s much simpler than that. Santorum believes the things he says. When he stands next to Mitt Romeny, it’s almost appealing … if you can stand the man at all. The one thing that always appeals to the American voter is sincerity.

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  1. West Virginia Rebel

    Santorum gave a great closing speech; if he’d stuck with this kind of talk instead of getting tripped up in social issues earlier I think he might have had a better shot.

    Romney has always seemed at least competent to me in spite of some of his more out-of-touch “I’ve got more money than God” remarks that backfired on him.

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  2. Xetrov

    Santorum believes the things he says? Really?

    As voters headed to the polls in Michigan on Tuesday, Rick Santorum defended a robo call his campaign used in the state urging Democrats to support its candidate as a vote against Mitt Romney.

    But just a few weeks ago on a tele-town hall with Minnesota voters, Santorum decried the mere idea of open elections as polluting the entire primary process.

    “We want the activists of the party, the people who make up the backbone of the Republican Party to have a say in who our nominee is as opposed to a bunch of people who don’t even identify themselves as Republicans picking our nominee,” Santorum told voters on the call held January 29. “I don’t like that. I believe that states should only allow Republicans to vote in Republican primaries.”

    In stark contrast to his campaign’s more recent courtship of Democrats, in January Santorum told Democrats that if they wanted to vote for a Republican, they should switch their party affiliation.

    “It’s the Republican nomination, not the independent nomination or the Democratic nomination,” he said on the call. “If you’re a Democrat and you want to be a Democrat, then vote in the Democratic primary, not the Republican. If you want to vote in the Republican Party then become one.”

    He’s just another politician. They all suck.

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  3. AlexInCT

    Santorum gave a great closing speech; if he’d stuck with this kind of talk instead of getting tripped up in social issues earlier I think he might have had a better shot.

    My guess is that Santorum had a lot of speeches like this but the LSM only focused on the social stuff for a reason. Not making excuses for the guy, personally I don’t like him, but how much of the focus by the LSM to paint Santorum as a social issues ONLY right wing nut, do you think is responsible for creating that notion? It’s a tried and true tactic that has worked really well to help the left basically make conservative candidates look like they are single issue theocrats ever since the Reagan revolution happened.

    Could have not said it better than you did BTW Xetov. Politics has become the game where you choose the lesser of some real shitbags.

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  4. Seattle Outcast

    Santorum is, in my opinion, pretty much sums up what is worst about extreme christians. The man should be barred from public office until he actually understands the bill of rights.

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  5. balthazar

    Not that I like Santorum, but where has he said he will inflict his views on things like Birth Control in all its forms on other people who dont feel the way he does?

    All I remember him saying was he didnt agree with things and thought they were wrong, but wouldnt stop them.

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