A Night Of Santorum

It was a night of Santorum. (Probably in both senses of the word.)  Santorum came out from behind (as you would expect it would).

And now there really is a three-way going on in the Republican party (which, logically, is what you might expect to cause Santorum).

Sorry, can’t help myself.

I mean a three-way race.  On the right, Newt and Santorum.  On the marginally less right, you have the rich guy.  I mean, the richest guy.  

Oh, yeah, 12% Paul is still in the race too.  2016 will be Ron Paul’s year.  Fourth time is the charm.  Just not this time around. (Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.)

What is going to make this even more interesting is going to be the Vice-Presidential pick.  If Romney gets the nomination, there will be pressure to pick a VP that is more conservative, or at least more conservative-looking, as an incentive to keep the ultra-conservative base onboard. The animosity of the attacks between the candidates means that it would be difficult to make hat choice from one of the other three candidates still in the race.  With the exception of Huntsman (who is actually more liberal than Romney), the ones that have dropped out of the race already did so in disgrace. 

And finally, the media is eating this up.  They love nothing better than a horse race, because it brings in the eyeballs.  But the process is also uncovering the real story – the Republicans can’t seem to make up their minds about what candidate they want… mostly because their field is so weak, and the Tea Party’s faux libertarian streak is fracturing the unity of the conservative vision.

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2 Responses to “A Night Of Santorum”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Here’s my take on things. http://bluedrew.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/and-its-santorum-wait-what/

    and oh yeah,…Ewwww. 🙂

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