Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Rick Santorum's turn to be the flavor of the month

The race for the Republican Presidential nomination continues to be a search for an alternative to Mitt Romney. It's been one flame out after another.

First it was Michelle Bachman winning the Iowa straw poll who's understanding of American history confirmed that our school systems are failing. Then Governor Rick Perry's inability to speak in complete sentences in the debates burst his bubble and shamed his English teachers. Nobody wants another Texas Governor that murders the English language. Next was pizza guy Herman Cain who is mired in sexual harassment charges and seems to think that his ignorance of foreign policy is a plus. Right now Newt Gingrich is topping some polls but was paid over $1 million by conservative boogie man Freddie Mac and is haunted by his past events like serving divorce papers to his 1st wife when she was in the hospital recovering from cancer and being forced to resign from being Speaker of the House because of ethics issues. Not to mention the Tiffany's thing.

So that leaves former PA Senator and Virginia resident Rick Santorum who is banking on a good showing in Iowa to keep his campaign alive until he drops out after South Carolina or Florida. He is only polling 3% in Iowa but polls in a caucus state don't always predict the outcome. Iowa Republicans are known for their religious conservatism and his hawkish foreign policy stances play well. Santorum has always been a consistent abortion opponent who wants to turn the clock back on gay rights and thinks starting a war with Iran is a good idea feeding off the end of times Israel can do no wrong fundamentalism.

His camp is actually touting an interview with Glen Beck of all people. Beck was kicked off FOX News for being even to nuts for them. He also said that Penn State shouldn't go to a Bowl game and Sarah Palin disagreed "It's not the players' fault that they have a perverted former assistant coach," she told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. "I would like to see the players not suffer more than they have suffered."


Pope George Ringo said...

I think when all is said and done Obama is going to pull this off, regardless of the high unemployment rate.
What make this race similar to the 1936 race between Roosevelt and Landon is that the President is presiding over extensively high unemployment, but the GOP has no real solutions to offer other than tax cuts and dare I say, Medicare cuts, etc. etc.
Romney will be a candidate with a big target of "flip flopper" on his back as video after video of his schizophrenia will be shown in commercials.
Granted, compared to the crew he's been debating lately, Mitt is a master. We will see how he fares when he is up against a "real" debater in the President.
Obama by a slim margin---final answer.

Anonymous said...

Let's cut to the chase, Obama does have a plan and one that looks good to me. He put forth a Jobs Bill that is fully funded and it will be funded through a surcharge tax of less than 1% of incomes over 1 million dollars a year. Remember, the first million is not surcharged and the tax is NOT on the worth of an individual, only earnings for the year in excess of 1 million dollars. Of course Mitch McConnell wants funding created by cutting Social Security and Medicare. Same old song by the Republicans and what upsets me to no end is that stupid Americans who are part of the 99% fight to protect the 1%. Unfrigginbelievable!

McGruff said...

There are 15 jobs bills passed by the House but stuck in the Democratically Controlled Senate. Yep he has a plan alright. He says Congress needs to act. It already did. Here is a link to the Forgotten 15.