No, Rick Santorum, No. Not Again.

The Santorum Conundrum | National Review Online

The mystery, the conundrum, is why the pundits continue to repeat the same mistake of underestimating Santorum. One would think they would instead try to figure out the reasons for his successes, so they won’t be burned again.

He finished second in the 2012 GOP primaries because his only constituency, social conservatives, weren’t enough to put him over the top even against a guy who could not, by definition, campaign against Barack Obama’s biggest weakness. 

And were he to be the GOP nominee in 2016, he would change that election from being a referendum on the Obama years and the Democrat party’s failures into a referendum on the GOP’s biggest weaknesses, gay marriage, abortion, and sin.

Thanks, but no thanks.  Let’s try to nominate somebody who has at least a remote shot at winning a general election.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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