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The biggest nut in the GOP presidential field?

You can’t blame those North Carolinians who have managed to avoid hearing a whole lot about a former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and current U.S.presidential candidate, Rick Santorum. Every minute they’ve spent not contemplating the inane positions and statements of this terribly troubled man has no doubt made their lives happier and healthier.

Unfortunately, now that the crusading theocrat’s campaign has actually received a modest boost from his showing in Iowa, it’s probably worth a few minutes of everyone’s time (at least those who haven’t been paying a lot of attention) to to take a look at just how certifiably crazy this dude is.

Happily, the good folks at Think Progress have been kind enough to feature a post this morning entitled: “Rick Santorum’s Most Outrageous Campaign Moments.” Enjoy!

3 Comments


  1. david esmay

    January 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    As a native Iowan, I can attest to the fact that the caucuses mean nothing as far as the results of a general election are concerned. The process from the Republican side was hijacked a few years ago by the lunatic evangelical extreme right of the party. The vast majority will never vote for Santorum, he did well only because the structure of the primary in Iowa. That said, Iowa is socially liberal, and fiscally progressive/conservative, and almost untouched by the recession, the Dems, thankfully, will hold sway.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    January 7, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    David, rhis is not what the polls are showing.

  3. david esmay

    January 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    FJ, the caucus gives the extreme right of the party far more voting power than they have in a general election. There are 2,250,423 registered voters in Iowa, 147,255 voted, of that 122,255 were Republican, or 5.4% of registered voters. The GOP makes up 32% of registered voters, the results for Santorum, thankfully, are miniscule and their value inflated. I know a little bit about GOP politics in the state, my father was chairman of the Calhoun county Republican party for years, and he’s laughing at Santorum from his grave as we speak.

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