• Rick Santorum Survives Encounter with the Liberal Media

    Having convincingly won Saturday's Louisiana primary by a 49% to 26% margin over Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum was off to campaign in Wisconsin, where things got a little testy

    Santorum told voters that Romney is "uniquely disqualified" to be the GOP's presidential pick and urged his supporters to stand with him even as he faces an increasingly improbable pathway to the nomination. Santorum said "the race isn't over until the people of Wisconsin sing," and urged them to give his underfunded, underdog campaign a chance to derail Romney.

    "Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama," Santorum said at an evening rally near Racine.

    After the speech, New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny asked Santorum to clarify his remarks; was Romney literally the worst Republican in the country — a country that, may I remind you, includes Rick Santorum? Well, Santorum does not stand for such corrupt journalist practices as quoting the exact contents of a candidates speech, and he let Zeleny know it…

    "What speech did you listen to? Stop lying! I said he was the worst Republican to run on the issue of Obamacare. And that's what I was talking about! [...] Would you guys quit distorting what I'm saying? [...] I've been saying that at every speech. Quit distorting my words, if I see it [in print], it's bullshit!" Santorum erupted. "Come on, man! What are you doing?"

    Naturally, Santorum followed up with an email to supporters claiming to have been "aggressively attacked by a New York Times reporter."  Of course, the lamestream media would be less likely to misconstrue his remarks if they were properly delivered. If only there were some device, commonly used by effective public speakers, that could display a prepared speech on an unobtrusive screen and not make the candidate look like a buffoon…

    Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Louisiana, Mitt Romney, New York Times, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Wisconsin

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