• Republicans Are Starting to Like the Taste of Santorum

    For Republicans this year, choosing a presidential candidate has been a bit like taking a trip to Baskin-Robbins. So many flavors to choose from!

    First, GOP faithfuls tried a little Donald "Tacky Toffee" Trump. Then they moved on to some Nutty Bachmann and Rick "Chocolatehead" Perry before finally settling on Herman Cain's Black Walnut. But after the pizza mogul released a creepy cigarette ad and expressed reasonable views on abortion and gay marriage, conservative voters may be looking to taste some Santorum.

    This week the media has been speculating that Rick Santorum might just be "the next 'it flavor' of the 2012 race"…

    Santorum has been campaigning in Iowa more persistently than any other remaining candidate and, according to The Des Moines Register, has visited 67 counties in the state and held 172 public events. Iowa’s socially conservative electorate is fertile ground for the Catholic conservative, he continues to win good reviews in the presidential debates, and he even got an endorsement of sorts from conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, who told Santorum earlier this year that he could “kiss him in the mouth” for maintaining a principled stand…

    And after Herman Cain seemed somewhat open to allowing states the right to self-determination on gay marriage, Santorum promptly put out a statement: “I have been a longtime advocate for states’ rights. However, I believe — as Abraham Lincoln did — that states don’t have the rights to legalize moral wrongs.”

    Well, it's official: Rick Santorum has become the santorum of the 2012 GOP field. After the messy man-on-man combat of the early primary season, Republicans are left with the unwanted residue of a whiny unappealing former senator. Is Ron Paul available for mop duty?

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    Tags: Herman Cain, LGBT, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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