• Rick Santorum Is Almost Ready to Be Your New President, America

    Have you guys heard about how homophobic Christian fundamentalist former U.S. senator Rick Santorum is still a big joke who has no political future outside of writing simplistic op-eds for his local newspaper and showing his face at conservative think tanks?

    April Fools! Rick Santorum is a serious, not-at-all ridiculous contender for the presidency in 2012!

    Every campaign needs a narrative — it must tell a story. This one would require creativity. My sources indicate the Santorum camp has settled on a Churchillian narrative. Essentially, it goes like this: Santorum was right all along. He was right about creeping socialism. He was right about the culture. He was right about Islamic fascism. The people didn't appreciate him. He was a Cassandra. But now he has been vindicated…

    "Rick Santorum is absolutely a credible presidential candidate," says Colin Hanna, a Pennsylvanian and the president of Let Freedom Ring!, a conservative group… "He enjoys the distinction of being the most intensely focused [potential GOP candidate] on national security issues and on the threat of terrorism."

    What is more, Santorum and his top strategist, John Brabender, are steadily building a respectable campaign infrastructure. Like almost every presidential hopeful, he started a PAC (America's Foundation), ostensibly to help other candidates. But of the $710,000 his PAC raised during the second half of 2009, only $38,500 went to that purpose. The majority of the money was spent on efforts, such as mailings, associated with building a large nationwide donor base.

    So, were now looking at Santorum vs. Dobbs vs. Giuliani vs. Ailes vs. Huckabee vs. Romney vs. Palin in the primaries? What have we done, America, to deserve such happiness?

    (via The War Room)


    Tags: Pennsylvania, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Senate

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