Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Case for Crazy: What the GOP Would Learn by Picking Rick Santorum

The Republican social conservatives must be on a sugar high as Santorum transitions from obscure to front-runner status while giving Romney fits. Meanwhile, it's clearly obvious that the Republican base outright rejects constitutional governance and prefers BIG government, BIG wars and BIG spending all wrapped in a package of theocratic social intolerance.
A cleansing bout of craziness in 2012 could be just what the GOP needs. f Mitt Romney does finally wrestle the nomination to the ground, and then loses to Obama, conservatives will blame the loss on his alleged moderation...But if someone like Rick Santorum gets the nomination in an upset, the party faithful will get to experience the adrenaline rush of going off a cliff together, like Thelma and Louise—elation followed by an electoral thud...we’ve seen the social-conservative agenda reemerge with a vengeance...There’s nothing like losing 40 states to refocus the mind.
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The Daily Beast