So reads the headline at Buzzfeed, but what intrigues me most is the subhead:
Obama’s campaign and its allies laugh, sneer at the likely Republican nominee. “He’s just the tallest dwarf.” Confident, or cocky?
Neither. It’s realistic. Why should they be afraid of someone who can’t challenge the Obama-quo on mandates, government-run healthcare, denying the Catholic Church religious exemption, or heck, anything else? The community organizer versus the businessman. Oooooh. The one percent! They have no reason to fear.
Santorum recognizes that. But he really peed in lots of cheerios with this comment:
“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.
I think he’s right. Well, my biggest regret would be the Supreme Court. But in all seriousness, I think he’s right. My father and I have debated this, and trust me, my dad is one of the most level people I know. But he distrusts Romney as an unknown even more than he loathes Obama. This from a devout Catholic Southerner. He’s never voted for a Democrat in his life. Yet I think he really would stay home in November. His point: at least he knows how Obama will try to screw him out of life and liberty. True enough.
Instapundit disagrees. He says of Santorum’s argument that Obama is preferable to Romney:
No he’s not, and you just demonstrated that it’s time to end your campaign. Either you’re an idiot, or you’ve cracked under the pressure. Either way, go home.
Granted, he’s never been a fan.
Allahpundit is a bit more gracious:
Faced with the reality that his chances have collapsed, the Sweater Vest begins to unravel
Santorum will most likely win Louisiana Saturday. Then what?
I think I’d still rather see a brokered convention–however slim the odds–than the walking Etch-a-Sketch get the nomination.
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