Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Santorum sweeps Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri

Written By: Bob - Feb• 08•12

Or as Drudge so drolly put it, “Rick rolls:”

Rick Santorum proved that the 2012 primary election still has a few surprises left, after he went three for three in Tuesday’s contests and once again shook up the GOP nomination battle.

Santorum, in perhaps the biggest upset of the night, was declared the winner of the Colorado caucuses — a contest Mitt Romney had been leading in recent polls and won in the 2008 race. The former Pennsylvania senator also won the Minnesota caucuses and the non-binding Missouri GOP primary.

The candidates head next into Maine, and later in the month to Arizona and Michigan. Santorum’s performance stokes questions about Romney’s appeal in some corners of the Republican Party but also puts the pressure on Newt Gingrich – as he challenges Santorum’s claim to be the “conservative” alternative to Romney.
Let’s be brutally honest: none of the remaining GOP candidates is a true conservative. Mitt Romney can’t fake being a conservative in any way, shape, or form, being and governing as big government progressive Republican. Likewise, Newt Gingrich is an amoral big government know it all, a long-time Washington insider trying to cast himself in the laughable position as an outside. Ron Paul? Please. He’s a flake and a bigot and some sort of small “l” libertarian, but he’s no conservative.
Of our slim pickings, Rick Santorum is a social conservative, but let us not delude ourselves into thinking he is now or has ever been a fiscal conservative. Santorum is the mirror image of Barack Obama. He wants and champions big government intruding into your life,just in a vastly different way that the current  stuttering cluster&*^% of a miserable failure we have in office.
I strongly suspect that the trio of wins for Santorum last night were far from enthusiastic support of big government social conservatism, and were instead protest votes against the increasing bitter faux  conservative Romney and Gingrich campaigns.
Fiscal conservatives have no dog in this proverbial hunt. The incumbent Democrat and all three Republican challengers are non-starters, just complimentary cogs in a rotting machine.
That said, I’m encouraging fiscal conservatives to vote strategically in their respective primaries, so that we increase our long-shot chances of getting a fiscal conservative via a brokered convention.
The simple fact of the matter is that a big government President from either party in 2012 means that our children’s futures are going to be flushed down the toilet.

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One Comment

  1. Sean says:

    hearing this news in passing is a shocker to me. On the other hand I haven’t paid attention in weeks because I figure we’re stuck with Romney as a Candidate and even if we got Gingrich I’d rather fire his ass into the sun with the rest of the politicians in DC.