Tag: Rick Santorum
Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich aren't doing any better. Paul, the darling of the Ayn Rand brainwashed set, is losing in the poll 53% to 44%, while Gingrich trails the president by 10 points. Gingrich has huge unfavorable numbers, 58%. Romney's unfavorable rating is 43%, Santorum 42%. Ron Paul is the least unlikeable of the four, but even he draws a 40% unfavorable rating, and a majority of those polled said they didn't like the entire field of candidates.
As the economy continues to improve and the Republicans dig themselves ever deeper into a right-wing hole, the re-election of President Obama looks brighter and brighter, as does the prospect that Virginia will have a new Democratic senator, not a GOP retread we happily said goodbye to six years ago..
It's going to be very difficult to any of the four left in the GOP field to move to the center after their primary blood bath, trying to prove who is most extreme. They are hemorrhaging support from independents and will continue to do so the longer they have to throw red meat to their far-right base. That's what happens when you succumb to "Tea Party poisoning."
Why is it so hard for George Allen to admit what's glaringly obvious, that during his 6 years in the Senate, he voted for a massive new entitlement, two wars, and big tax cuts for rich people and corporations, none of which were paid for, thus quickly turning the Clinton surpluses into massive deficits? Can George Allen not even do what Rick Santorum did, admit he made a big mistake? Apparently not. Thus, the title of this blog post: George Allen is Rick Santorum, just more dishonest.
- Mitt Romney has been campaigning for president for six years. He's spent millions of dollars of his own campaign money and has been backed by tens of millions in spending by shadowy outside groups (thanks, Supreme Court's awful, activist Citizens United ruling). Romney only managed 24.6% - 0.6% less than in 2008.
- Extremist social conservatives certainly didn't support Perry (10% & clumsily indicated he'd drop out), Bachmann (5% & possibly dropping out this morning) or Cain (1% & already out). But even with supporters of controlling theocratic government consolidated behind him, Rick Santorum couldn't win.
- Despite an alleged ability to draw independent & liberal crossover votes and what his supporters claimed was an infusion of people traveling to Iowa, Ron Paul still finished third.
Sharron Angle and Nikki Haley provide his proof. Santorum's own favored candidate in South Carolina, U. S. Representative Gresham Barrett, fell far behind after an early primary lead but managed to force a run-off with the beleaguered favorite of the tea party set. Santorum gave deference to the Palin "magic" and predicted she will be a force in a GOP resurgence this year and through 2012.