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Santorum’s surprising show January 5, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Society.

Sort of alliterative?   I don’t know if many of my readers listen to me on the radio, but on my last night on before Vicki shut down the show on the 23rd, Pastor Stephen Broden commented on how he felt Iowa was a race between Paul, Santorum, and Romney.  He said the polls were wrong, he had toured the state for a week or more and Santorum had as much or more support than anyone.  So, perhaps Santorum’s constant dismal showing in the polls was not representative of his true level of support.  Or, Iowa could just be a one off – I hate that the two earliest, most influential primary states are so unrepresentative of the body politic at large – Iowa is I guess sort of OK, but New Hampshire?  Perhaps it was representative 100 years ago, but not so much.

Anyways, it will be very interesting to see if this will be a one off event in an idiosyncratic state, or if his support truly is wider than has been reported.  I, of course, pray for the latter.  I could very strongly support this faithful Catholic candidate.  I pray I get a chance to vote for him in Texas.

Another reason to support him is to watch Dan Savage and all the other degenerates heads explode.  If I were the Republican party insiders who submarined Santorum’s senatorial re-election bid in 2006, I’d be very nervous right about now.

And DEO GRATIAS to at least have a faithful Catholic make some impact!

UPDATE: He got CatholicVote’s endorsement. And, and more. 


1. Dismas - January 5, 2012

Santorum lost his senate seat because he supported Arlen Specter, a pro-abort, against a pro-life challenger.

2. Old School Gamer Dad - January 5, 2012

I am concerned about Santorum’s pro-torture stance and his seeming willingness to take us to war with Iran despite his ‘pro-life’ support.

My two cents.

tantamergo - January 5, 2012

I wasn’t aware of either of these two things! Nevertheless, of the remaining candidates, I don’t see anyone better to support at this point. Perry’s done, we know of Romney’s problems, and Newt is Newt. Nominating Ron Paul is the only way I see Obama getting re-elected. He will freak out moderates/independents. So…….Santorum is pretty much it.

3. Jordan - January 11, 2012

I’m in full agreement with the two above mentioned comments. I’d also like to add that Santorum was named as one of the 3 most corrupt Senators in 2006 (http://www.citizensforethics.org/index.php/press/entry/crew-releases-second-annual-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-report/). I don’t agree that Paul is no match for Obama. With the nice place in second in New Hampshire tonight, he’s proving to be the anti-Romney alternative (http://www.revolutionpac.com/2012/01/ron-paul-seals-position-as-romney-alternative/). I know several independents and disaffected democrats who support him so his base has a large collection of different types of people; I think he would beat Obama.

tantamergo - January 11, 2012

Just as I was willing to bet Vicki every asset I own that Obama would not be declared a non-US citizen and booted from office, Ron Paul will never be elected President. Sorry, guys, if that’s the hope, it’s a forlorn one. If the Republican race starts to narrow down to Romney-Paul, it will be Romney.

As far as questionable associations or conduct, Paul cheerfully wrote for a white supremacist publication for years before called out on it. His posts are still on Stormfront.

4. Old School Gamer Dad - January 11, 2012

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