What is it with you Santorum supporters that preclude even a third grade reading comprehension level. You keep going back to points over and over and over and over that are NOT EVEN IN CONTENTION.
Let me write this - ONE MORE TIME - S L O W L Y
I AM NOT, repeat NOT, slamming Santorum for losing 06. Almost everybody lost in 06. I am not saying a damned thing about WHAT the election was really about or any of that. Now, follow CLOSELY TO WHAT I SAY:
Rick Santorum claims today he is the pure conservative who has always run as a true conservative. It is BULLSH-t because in 06 he RAN AS A FLAMING MODERATE.
Again, not blaming him for losing. Thanks to Bush and Rove and Hastert and Frist and others, he was doomed regardless of how he ran. I have ALWAYS said that in defense of Rick even though I do not like him.
BUT - the reason I don’t like him is that he is a pious sanctimonious phony who ran as Democrat Lite in 06. Now, FTR, for all of Newt’s foibles, and they are many, he never RAN A CAMPAIGN on them. Rick has.
No Democrat ran in ‘06 supporting the war, at least none that I can think of. To say that Santorum ran a Democrat Lite campaign is also to say that he ran against the Iraq War.
The two remaining candidates whom I could vote for are both individuals I consider decent representatives of Conservatism. You might feel more strongly about Gingrich, and that's fine. I view Santorum as being more electable.
Regardless, the truly important point of this latest poll (and others) isn't (to me) who's leading, it's who's failing, and I'm referring to Mitt Romney.
One battle at a time.
Politically speaking, Santorum is a humorless Bush reincarnate. He is also short on poise and maturity, and liberal on spending and statism.