• Rick Santorum Endorses Obama Over Romney (Pretty Much)

    Rick Santorum has a message, and that message is: If we can't have a totalitarian theocrat deciding for us how we should and should not be allowed to use our bodies, well, then we might as well have a socialist America-hating atheist

    Rick Santorum played off of the Mitt Romney campaign’s Etch A Sketch gaffe today when he told an audience that the country might be better off with President Obama than with a candidate who will shift his positions with ease and who he believes is not very different from the president.

    "You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who's just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future," Santorum told a crowd at USAA.

    Classic example of a "straw man argument."

    If you're not familiar, the "straw man argument" is a logical fallacy in which a speaker characterizes his opponent as an enemy so loathsome and disdainful that the audience is moved to build a straw man version of him, carry it out into a field and beat it into smithereens.

    It's quite popular in Texas.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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