Santorum is Done

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Based on Santorum’s recent behavior, it’s apparent he has given up on being president, let alone nominee of the Republican Party. He’s acting in a way no president ever would. He’s acting in a way someone who wants to seize the headlines and make a career out of giving speeches (like Huckabee and Gingrich).

Paul was never a contender. It’s pathetic, really, to see the efforts of the Paul supporters wasted. It’s sad to see that look on a Ron Paul supporter’s face when they realize that they are in the minority, and the majority will not change their mind. The only good that is going to come out of the Paul campaign is that a lot more people who tend to have conservative viewpoints truly understand the work involved in politics. Perhaps they are also going to mature, politically speaking, and are no longer going to play the game of “my candidate or no one!”

With the nomination wrapped up, Romney is shifting gears. He’s been shifting gears for the past few months, if you haven’t noticed. This is the “Etch-a-Sketch” component of his campaign. What you say and do in trying to get the republican nomination is different than what you say and do to win the election. We’ve already heard most of what Romney’s core principles for the general election are, and it’s making a lot of conservatives very, very happy.

The primary process did a number of things to the American political landscape. I’ll try to name the most obvious things.

  1. We are all agreed now that repeal of Obamacare is the only prudent course of action. The Republican Party has completely bought into this, from the top to the bottom, no matter what they used to think of centralized health care.
  2. The Evangelical vote has successfully isolated itself from American politics. No one dares to win by courting them, because the cost is too high in terms of other groups they could court. In other words, it’s better to try and get the Mormon vote than the Evangelical vote (even though Mormons are grossly outnumbered by Evangelicals.)
  3. Religion will not be an issue in this race, or any race for the foreseeable future. If you are scared of Evangelicals forcing their religion down your threat, you need not worry, because they have effectively 0 voice today.
  4. However, social conservatism (opposition to abortion, support of marriage, etc…) are winning issues. There is only a handful of candidates across the political spectrum that dare say they support abortion.
  5. It’s now painfully clear that Obama is a racist running to get votes from racists.
  6. It’s also painfully clear that Obama is completely incompetent as he bleeds votes and voters and cash and supporters to the Romney campaign.
  7. It’s also painfully clear that there is a double-standard. It’s ok to say nasty things if you are a liberal. But if you are a conservative, you dare not say the truth for fear of reprisal from the politically correct.
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