The dork optics are overwhelming. I watched his speech with the daughter and wife behind him, and I cringed. They forced a few smiles and then defaulted to grim American Gothic. The daughter with her small head on enormous body, her face puckered up with the same dyspeptic look her father sports most of the time — “I just swallowed a live squid!” — and the I-smell-something sneer on the wife — these things unfortunately matter a great deal, usually on a subliminal level.
If you doubt it, remember who’s voting: the people who elected Barack Obama.
Style beats substance.
If he gets any further along, Santorum will be attacked on matters of substance, such as he possesses, and that will only make things worse.
I’d sure rather vote for Santorum than skip voting for president because Romney’s on the ballot; but Santorum is just not going to win the nomination. Of that I am certain.
I can’t get into all the hysterics people on here get into regarding this position or that position somehow disqualifying a candidate. The bottom line is none of these guys is perfect and the Internet world has preserved everything they have said and done for the last ten years, so someone can always “post links”. Reagan would have been screwed under this type of scrutiny.
That is why I am more into optics on the candidate. And you are correct, the dork optics with Santorum are off the charts. I am not sure how he introduces himself to the middle ground of voters, primarily younger voters, we will need to defeat Obama. He’s already been defined as some sort of fundamentalist pastor type. That isn’t going to get the votes we need to defeat Obama.
>> Id sure rather vote for Santorum than skip voting for president because Romneys on the ballot; but Santorum is just not going to win the nomination. Of that I am certain.
Well, we’ll see how Santorum looks 2 weeks and $15 mil of Mitt’s TV money later. There is certainly abundant material for Mitt’s Death Star to work on: Santorum’s education scam, Santorum’s PAC scam, his union support etc.
Too bad Pawlenty or Perry bailed out so fast, by now they would be getting the second look for sure
Why do you hate Santorum’s family so much and why do you feel compelled to carefully write up such word pictures of loathing? It’s very, very, very odd and somehow nauseating to read your comment.
There was no substance at all in your post, it was like a high school cheerleader sneering at the brainy nerd who asked her to the prom.
That one of the most infantile things I have ever read on this website and that is saying a lot.
very nasty post ma'am...I think you should self refelct
and I am a well known Newt supporter btw
You ought to be ashamed of yourself...really.
I need to remember your screen name.
You seem to be a really disgusting, shallow person. I may be wrong about that, but even if I supported whatever non-dork you support that results in such disgusting rhetoric, I would find these words nauseating.
I will remember the name "Lady Lucky" and dismiss any further posts I happen to accidentally read....
You are a disturbed and sick person.