Why Rick Santorum will cost the GOP the election, and why there is nothing they can do about it

So, here’s the thing.  Primary voters represent the most dedicated members of a party, and the minority at that.  For instance, in the Colorado caucus where Santorum won with less than 40 percent of the vote, only 8 percent of registered Colorado republicans voted.  So his “victory” here basically says that around 2.8 percent of registered Colorado Republicans cared enough about Senator Anal Froth to vote for him.  No matter how much Fox News might like to talk about an “energized republican base” 2.8 percent isn’t a base of anything.
However, the great thing about all this is that the more Santorum you see all over the GOP, the more filthy they will look to your average, moderate American voter.  Santorum doesn’t even need media hyperbole to paint him as a wannabe Ayatollah, his nonstop ranting about Satan accomplishes that.  While it may be a risky bet I am willing to wager that; despite what Santorum, Gingrich, et al would like us to think, most of Americans aren’t pushing for this country to become a Papist version of Iran with either Santorum or Gingrich enforcing the Pope’s infallible laws.  Freedom of religion does not mean the freedom of one religion to use the government to enforce their ancient holy mumbo jumbo.  When the least aggressively religious candidate your party has is the Mormon guy, that is a bad sign. 
So I say power to Rick Santorum, as his Holy Roller act is only going to turn people away from the GOP.  The icing on the cake is that  the more the wingnut media tries to make it look like he is the voice of the party, the more people will reject the GOP in favor of the center-leftists that comprise Obama and the prominent Democrats. 

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One comment on “Why Rick Santorum will cost the GOP the election, and why there is nothing they can do about it

  1. 3D Eye says:

    Indeed. They look pretty filthy to the average moderate voter in every country around the world, for sure. Obviously the rest of us have no votes and no influence in what goes on, but we watch with interest and sympathy for all non-wingnut citizens of the USA, who, in spite of being in the overwhelming majority have very little say in the running of the country either. Similar situation in Britland.

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