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Rick Santorum… What A Moron, Romney-Not-So-Super


by: Chaille Jolink

Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 08:30 AM CST


Last night Romney took two more states, Arizona and Michigan, making the rounds until next week, Super Tuesday.   Romney split the delegates in his home state, only winning there by three points, and taking all twenty-nine delegates in Arizona. The wins are substantial but also lack luster.  Some of Romney's success could also be attributed to the fact that Rick Santorum just had one of the worst weeks ever.

In one of the more jarring and perplexing political moves of his campaign, Rick Santorum called President Obama a snob because the President wants everyone in America to go to college.  

Santorum began in his speech last week:

"President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college... What a snob!" - Rick Santorum

What a moron.  John Stewart points out later in this lengthy video (hint: watch later) that the essence of being a snob is to be exclusionary, not inclusionary, but that's hardly the point.

The point he was trying to make was that there are other paths for men and women besides a four year university, which is actually not even in contention with President Obama's current policy.  In fact, President Obama recently put more focus on vocational training earlier this month, encouraging businesses and schools to work together to create the vocational training programs that are needed in the local community.    

Santorum has also been on television recently continuing to sound off, saying that he understands why President Obama, "wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely. The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country."  Really?  For the record, Santorum actually has a higher education level than President Obama with a law degree and an MBA.

Republicans are justifiably having some serious doubts about Santorum as a candidate. The Washington Post published three critical articles yesterday morning, including two scathing op-ed pieces, regarding his legitimacy, and capacity as a candidate for president.  As the articles mention, Santorum has also come under fire for saying irreverent things like JFK's speech about religion made him want to vomit.

Santorum is scary for obvious reasons, but what this republican anxiety is really about is a republican base that just does not want to elect Mitt Romney. Republicans are as unenthusiastic about Romney as they are frightened by the rest of the field.

In this Huffington Post piece Jeb Bush had this to say about the current Republican Primary:

"'I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I'm wondering, I don't think I've changed, but it's a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that's kind of where we are,' said the former Florida governor Thursday while answering a question from the audience during a speech in Dallas."

Jeb Bush ladies and gentlemen!

So, if the wave of winnings keep rolling for Romney, the Republican Party is going to have to live with the lackluster 'R' (he does kind of make Bob Dole look a little edgy and rugged now, right?), or the Republicans just may be in complete and utter disarray.  

We'll see more on Tuesday, see you all there.

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