Santorum: Let’s face it, Chris Christie’s not a conservative

posted at 8:05 pm on December 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

We should get him a Hot Air comment account. He’d fit right in!

“No, they don’t know,” Santorum said today on the Jack Riccardi radio show when asked if Iowa voters “know” that Christie is a “big liberal Republican,” as the guest host phrased it. “I like Chris, I’ve known Chris for years — he’s a fun guy and he’s an interesting guy, but he’s certainly not a conservative Republican,” he added.

Santorum used Christie’s stumping for Romney as an opportunity to attack the Iowa frontrunner. “And that’s the kind of folks that Mitt Romney’s attracting, that’s why he’s bringing them out here; he’s trying to get the establishment Republicans,” he added. Santorum said that he is targeting “real conservatives, Reagan conservatives.”

Does the Reagan Library typically invite non-conservatives to speak?

But maybe he’s right. It’s true that Christie has some conservative heresies to his record, and it’s also true that he’s backed at least one major RINO over a more right-wing candidate in a primary. By that standard, he is pretty liberal.

Good thing we won’t end up with a guy like that as our nominee.


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Chris Christie is about as conservative as he is thin.

Spirit Crusher on December 30, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Good thing we won’t end up with a guy like that as our nominee.

My goodness Allah, nice use of the claws there.

WealthofNations on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

There isn’t a complete conservative in this field?

Do they even exist anymore? In the political arena, that is.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Christie is no conservative, he’s a RINO and deserves New Jersey.

Kini on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I did like the thread that he’d come back Jersey style. I take it as HOPE. Contested convention! Mitt can’t get more than 25 or 26% of the GOP vote. 74 or 75% of the rest of the republicans can’t stand MITTHEAD. See it and weep.

http://tinyurl.com/7xbhnyt

athenadelphi on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Yeah, I like Chris more than I like Rick. There is just something about Rick… maybe it’s the sweater vest? Yeah, must be the sweater vest.

Punchenko on December 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM

According to half the people on Hot Air, they are the only conservative people. If you have even a single heresy, off with your head.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Chris Christie is about as conservative as he is thin.

Spirit Crusher on December 30, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Perfect profile headline.

Stoic Patriot on December 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Spirit Crusher on December 30, 2011 at 8:08 PM

That could be the earliest thread winner ever!
+100 to you.:)

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Christie is a great Republican—but he is no conservative.

dirtseller on December 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Rick is just all upset the scales aren’t being tipped for him by Christie

waingro on December 30, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Christie, is a closet socialist, just like Romney. Santorum was spot on re. that blowhard. NJ has never had a conservative governor. NEVER!

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Rubio! Hijack the dude and put him before the lecturn, take the tape off his eyes and say “GO!’

athenadelphi on December 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

athenadelphi on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

And 80%-90% of the Republican Party can’t stand Gingrich, Perry, Santorum, etc. It’s easy to turn that kind of faulty logic around, especially when there’s polling evidence showing that Romney is actually a highly valued second choice for primary voters.

WealthofNations on December 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Does the Reagan Library typically invite non-conservatives to speak?

Diane Sawyer to Talk at Reagan Library

Television news anchorwoman Diane Sawyer will be the guest speaker at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 6, the eve of the museum’s sixth anniversary.

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Christie is definitely no conservative. He supports amnesty for illegals, believes in AGW and his 2nd amendment credentials are dubious. I guess in New Jersey this passes for conservative.

Rixon on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Yeah, I like Chris more than I like Rick. There is just something about Rick… maybe it’s the sweater vest? Yeah, must be the sweater vest.

Punchenko on December 30, 2011 at 8:10 PM

And the hairgel.

athenadelphi on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Romney/Christie

moderate republicans

gerrym51 on December 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Looks like Romney is now going for the fat vote.

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Let’s face it, neither is Santorum.

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Oddly enough, Christie’s little finger has accomplished more for conservatism than Santorum ever will.

thirtyandseven on December 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

about time someone called this cow out.

GhoulAid on December 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Are we going to be able to coalesce around a candidate when it comes to nut cuttin’ time? Serious question, because I don’t know if I can take 4 more years of KingZero.

8 weight on December 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Christie is a RINO? Give me a freakin break. Just becomes someone isn’t the second coming of Reagan doesn’t mean they’re not a conservative.

therightwinger on December 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

There isn’t a complete conservative in this field?

Do they even exist anymore? In the political arena, that is.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

There is one.

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Looks like Romney is now going for the fat vote.

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Might as well, the way Coulter talks these days he already has the skinny, blond, harpy vote locked up.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

as chairman of the jud. commit. snarlin’ arlen helped push through alito and roberts in 2005. so there’s that for ricky.

newrouter on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Christie is a RINO? Give me a freakin break. Just becomes someone isn’t the second coming of Reagan doesn’t mean they’re not a conservative.

therightwinger on December 30, 2011 at 8:17 PM

When you endorse Mike Castle and Mitt Romney, and support the Ground Zero mosque, it’s a shaky proposition.

Of course, I suppose that Christie wouldn’t need to be brought out if Iowans would just do what they’re “supposed to do.”

Stoic Patriot on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Romney/Christie

moderate republicans

gerrym51 on December 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM

You don’t honestly think that would be a wise pairing, do you? Assuming he gets the nomination, Mitt will have to pick a conservative.

McDuck on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

These self professed ‘conservatives’ persistently vying for uber conservative are getting on my nerves. This is not a credential that appeals to moderates and/or independents to the eclipse of other qualities I think. Perhaps in Iowa it works though

jeanie on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Spare me.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

The Bain Capital ad would have been death in 1994. Nearly 18 years later, eh. Also, given that Obama authorized TARP and promoted it and Mitt never denounced TARP, this line of attack doesn’t seem very potent. Same with the Obamacare/Romneycare attack. How can Obama attack Romney on Romneycare when he has Obamacare? Romney can attack the program as not respecting state sovereignty, etc. If it becomes a swearing match over the hated health care reform, I don’t see Obama winning that exchange.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

“Christie’s little finger has accomplished more for conservatism than Santorum ever will.”

talking back to union thugs isn’t much of accomplishment. see scott walker.

newrouter on December 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Christie is definitely no conservative. He supports amnesty for illegals, believes in AGW and his 2nd amendment credentials are dubious. I guess in New Jersey this passes for conservative.

Rixon on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Christie was a champion of the NYC megamosque and a sharia-sympathizing judge.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

And 80%-90% of the Republican Party can’t stand Gingrich, Perry, Santorum, etc

Except Romney has never received an influx of support while everyone else has. Shows something

Flapjackmaka on December 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

You don’t honestly think that would be a wise pairing, do you? Assuming he gets the nomination, Mitt will have to pick a conservative.

McDuck on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

actualy as i’ve said in other posts I think its going to be

Romney/Huckabee

gerrym51 on December 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Is Santorum a conservative? Look at his record during Bush’s admin.

rickv404 on December 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Man, you are counterpunching beautifully today.

a capella on December 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Ann Coulter wanted Christie. Now she wants Romney. She and Steyn hate Newt. I’m with Art Laffer and Thomas Sowell. Go Newt!

Kaffa on December 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

If it becomes a swearing match over the hated health care reform, I don’t see Obama winning that exchange.

He called it conservative. It’s also been terrible for MA

Flapjackmaka on December 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Man, you are counterpunching beautifully today.

a capella on December 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Well the Reagan library isn’t Reagan himself, it just has his name on the door.

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

A good, thoroughly-vetted conservative running mate should help ease some misgivings about Romney. Santorum should not be gratuitously attacking Christie. Burning bridges is not good.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

He called it conservative. It’s also been terrible for MA

Flapjackmaka on December 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

That is bad in a primary, but what is Obama going to say about it? Look, the program in MA sucks but I used it as a model for my program? That sounds like a loser.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Okay, I just need to compile a list of the negatives of each candidate and pick the one with the shortest list.

GeorgiaBuckeye on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Suddenly no one is conservative enough for the holier than thou “conservatives”. Some people are just beyond ridiculous and unrealistic when it comes to politics.

Christie is anti abortion, anti same sex marriage, and pro spending cuts. I’m going to assume he’s also tough on crime and national defense. Sounds pretty conservative to me.

therightwinger on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Spare me.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Does the truth make you uncomfortable? Do you know anything about the history of conservatism?

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Kaffa on December 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Is Steyn backing Mitt? Or has he not said?

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Christie is a bully (a very big one)!

Pragmatic on December 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Chris Christie has appointed a sharia demanding Islamist to a judgeship in New Jersey, he’s refused to take on the anti-Semitic Islamists in the Muslim enclaves he’s cozy with. Just the other week he had an opportunity to take a stand when a child was used to read an anti-Semitic prepared statement (written by his anti-Semitic father) at a town hall meeting, but he didn’t. Look, I can understand your supporting your choice of candidate, but deliberately attacking Santorum in such a misleading manner is wrong, and will backfire.

Ceolas on December 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM

He’s not conservative, he’s fat-sherbet-ive…..

rightwingyahooo on December 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

There isn’t a complete lunatic in this field?

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

There is one – Ron Paul.

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Fixed it.

WhatNot on December 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

A good, thoroughly-vetted conservative running mate should help ease some misgivings about Romney. Santorum should not be gratuitously attacking Christie. Burning bridges is not good.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

The problem is the possibility that Santorum actually believes in something, which would clash with what Romney is all about. /

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

If Santorum doesn’t like him, then he must be doing something right.

gyrmnix on December 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

We should get him a Hot Air comment account. He’d fit right in!

No guarantee he doesn’t already have one.

vegconservative on December 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Santorum was called a “pro-life statist” by the good folk at RedState, and you are attacking Santorum for accurately pointing out that Christie isn’t all that conservative outside of spending?

Christie is a regional candidate. He won’t sell outside of the Northeast.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

That is bad in a primary, but what is Obama going to say about it? Look, the program in MA sucks but I used it as a model for my program? That sounds like a loser.

That’s not the point though. He has taken obamacare off the table for us. He has no advantages against Obama now

Flapjackmaka on December 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

While Christie’s most certainly a RINO, he is quite a leap above the last RINO governor there, Christine Todd Whitman. So, NJ’s making progress, but it takes time for such a blue state to produce a real conservative, if ever it will.

TXUS on December 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Romney/Huckabee

gerrym51 on December 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Oh he11 no!!!!! Not Huck.

Long haired country boy on December 30, 2011 at 8:35 PM

I don’t know if I can really determine if Gov. Christie is a “conservative” unless he has more Republicans to work with in the legislature. I’m not big on calling RINO given the circumstances of the geography of his state.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Cindy,

He panders to liberals a lot more than he needs to in NJ. It’s time for the excuses for Republicans in blue states to come to an end.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Does the truth make you uncomfortable?

Claiming Paul as a true conservative proves you know nothing of the truth. And I’m not going to get into a debate on that doddering, antisemitic old fool with you. You spend your vote any way you want, but spare me the BS about Paul and conservatism.

Do you know anything about the history of conservatism?

Dante on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

I’m waiting for your book on the subject to get published so I can become enlightened.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Fixed it.

WhatNot on December 30, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Excellent editing job. *hat tip*

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

actualy as i’ve said in other posts I think its going to be

Romney/Huckabee

Assassination insurance, then?

And dear Preacher Rick: bashing other Republicans for not being as excruciatingly ideologically correct as yourself, is sort of the opposite of what Reagan would do.

Bartrams Garden on December 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

That’s not the point though. He has taken obamacare off the table for us. He has no advantages against Obama now

Flapjackmaka on December 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Um, the fact that the economy is terrible isn’t a big advantage? Just run a couple of those Chinese university commercials with the professor pointing to a giant picture of Obama and things will be clear.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Christie, is a closet socialist, just like Romney. Santorum was spot on re. that blowhard. NJ has never had a conservative governor. NEVER!

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:12 PM

THIS

PappyD61 on December 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I don’t know who Steyn is backing. All I know is that he is attacking Newt. I stopped listening/reading Steyn and Coulter. They should be attacking Obama not Newt.

Kaffa on December 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Well the Reagan library isn’t Reagan himself, it just has his name on the door.
sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

You mean to tell me a lecture I once heard at Edison library wasn’t personally endorsed by Zombie Thomas Alva himself????

whatcat on December 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

A good, thoroughly-vetted conservative running mate should help ease some misgivings about Romney. Santorum should not be gratuitously attacking Christie. Burning bridges is not good.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:28 PM

If conservatives keep falling for that crap decade after decade we are the idiots the establishment think we are. How many conservative Pub VP’s either on the ticket or who have actually been VP have gone on to become POTUS or to even be the party’s nominee in the next cycle?

NONE! So that dog ain’t gonna hunt this time.

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Christie’s not a conservative because he doesn’t realize that the majority of the problems facing America in the next decade relate directly to gay marriage.

notropis on December 30, 2011 at 8:42 PM

You mean to tell me a lecture I once heard at Edison library wasn’t personally endorsed by Zombie Thomas Alva himself????

whatcat on December 30, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Fraid so. I am just wondering how to break it to AllahPundit?

Does the Reagan Library typically invite non-conservatives to speak?

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Diane Sawyer to Talk at Reagan Library

Television news anchorwoman Diane Sawyer will be the guest speaker at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 6, the eve of the museum’s sixth anniversary.

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

You talk about heresy?……..wait until Nancy passes away.

The Reagan Library then will be like having the Jewish Temple run by Islam it will be THAT whacked.

PappyD61 on December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM

But this is the same argument that Gov. Romney is getting by on during his governorship of MA..

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

PappyD61 on December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Didn’t she work for Nixon?

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM

You talk about heresy?……..wait until Nancy passes away.

The Reagan Library then will be like having the Jewish Temple run by Islam it will be THAT whacked.

PappyD61 on December 30, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Same thing happened to National Review when Buckley died. It actually started a few years before his passing but has gotten progressively worse.

sharrukin on December 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Santorum is a fiscal conservative, and a foreign policy conservative. His voting record doesn’t lie. You moderates to typecast him as a social con only, I understand your strategy.

Christie is more or less your typical Northeastern moderate Republican, except he slaps around bimbo media reporters from time to time.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

The whole problem is that it is not a right, left scale. it is a right vs left vs big vs small.

politicalcompass.org

No one is right small. All for the WH wants some right big and all Democrats are big left with Ron Paul small left.

tjexcite on December 30, 2011 at 8:47 PM

That is bad in a primary, but what is Obama going to say about it? Look, the program in MA sucks but I used it as a model for my program? That sounds like a loser.

andy85719 on December 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM

The problem is that Romney cannot attack Obama on Obamacare.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I don’t know if I can really determine if Gov. Christie is a “conservative” unless he has more Republicans to work with in the legislature. I’m not big on calling RINO given the circumstances of the geography of his state.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Christie is definitely no conservative. He supports amnesty for illegals, believes in AGW and his 2nd amendment credentials are dubious. I guess in New Jersey this passes for conservative.

Rixon on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Christie was a champion of the NYC megamosque and a sharia-sympathizing judge.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Sounds like a RINO to me, at best, though I applaud his fiscal conservatism and willingness to take on the unions and other entrenched interests, and with a passion. He’s definitely a guy you’d like to have a couple of pops with at your hangout.

TXUS on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Just in case, we need reminding …

Bob Casey 59%
Santorum 41%

Yeah, that’s the guy we need at the head of the ticket.

PackerBronco on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

It takes one to know one. Santorum is no more “conservative” than Christie, depending on how you define “conservative”. Santorum is socially conservative, but he’s no fiscal conservative.

At least Christie has some leadership experience, what does Santorum have? He couldn’t even get reelected in his own state.

Common Sense on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

I still think Santorum needs to hold a Sodomy Summit.

I like to think Santorum and gays can reconcile their differences.

Maybe I’m an idealist, but it seems weird for Republicans to disqualify Santy because of some comments about gays.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Poor Santorum getting grief for being a “party” man and probably complying with W’s request to endorse Spector. That’s why I’m not a party person.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Santy was a senator 12 years, Christie only been in office a couple.

I’m pretty sure Santy knows more about foreign policy and national issues that Christie does.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

This is the second time I have seen you reference this “Sodomy Summit”, please expand on what this entail and what is to be gained. Not snark, real question.

Cindy Munford on December 30, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Redstate is going into full attack mode on Santy now because they think he’s hurting their boy Perry.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Santorum is a fiscal conservative….His voting record doesn’t lie.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:46 PM

He’s exactly as much of a fiscal conservative as is G.W. Bush. His voting record doesn’t lie.

He’s also as big a supporter of federal government regulations and programs as Newt. He believes that every social ill should be addressed at the federal level. He’s about as pro-personal freedom as the government of Singapore.

notropis on December 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Well they obviously wouldn’t call it Sodomy Summit, but it would be Santy meeting up with gay activists to talk things over.

I don’t think he hates gay people, or wants to spy on them. I seem some people say that.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Santorum was called a “pro-life statist” by the good folk at RedState, and you are attacking Santorum for accurately pointing out that Christie isn’t all that conservative outside of spending?

Christie is a regional candidate. He won’t sell outside of the Northeast.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Right that!…but I think he has some support in fly-over country.

KOOLAID2 on December 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform disagree ith you, notropis.

I’m going to go with them over you and RedState readers.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Looks like Ron Paul is trying to seal the deal in Iowa with his last campaign ad before the primary.

SlaveDog on December 30, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Christie is definitely no conservative. He supports amnesty for illegals, believes in AGW and his 2nd amendment credentials are dubious. I guess in New Jersey this passes for conservative.

Rixon on December 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Christie was a champion of the NYC megamosque and a sharia-sympathizing judge.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

And…..he refused to join the other 26 states in the Obamacare lawsuit. Told radio-host Steve Malzberg that he didn’t want to waste NJ’s money, and that he would just reap the benefits free of charge. Malzberg did some research and found out that the fee for NJ to join in would be a measly $10,000…about the price of dinner for Christie Creme. Liar too.

IrishEi on December 30, 2011 at 8:55 PM

There isn’t a complete conservative in this field?

Do they even exist anymore? In the political arena, that is.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

How many have there been in history?

Jefferson sent federal dollars to missionaries trying to convert Pennsylvania Indians.

Lincoln trampled states’ rights.

Reagan raised taxes a few times.

itsnotaboutme on December 30, 2011 at 8:56 PM

At least Christie has some leadership experience, what does Santorum have? He couldn’t even get reelected in his own state

Pot, meet kettle. Kennedy won re-election by a 58 percent to 41 percent margin over Romney. Kennedy also attacked Romney on his flip flopping. Romney has a long history of being a flip flopper. That’s a big part of why conservatives can’t stand him.

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 8:57 PM

The problem is that Romney cannot attack Obama on Obamacare.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Neither can Christie. See my 8:55 PM.

IrishEi on December 30, 2011 at 8:58 PM

So-called true conservatives are really dumb.

Chudi on December 30, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Just in case, we need reminding …

Bob Casey 59%
Santorum 41%

Yeah, that’s the guy we need at the head of the ticket.

PackerBronco on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Kennedy won re-election by a 58 percent to 41 percent margin over Romney

Looks about even to me.

they lie on December 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM

itsnotaboutme on December 30, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Point taken. I guess 100% is impossible and always open to debate. Could we at least have 90%? Nobody pleases everybody.

predator on December 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I Just re-did http://www.politicalcompass.org/index and am right on the center line at Economic Left/Right: 6.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.21

Pic

tjexcite on December 30, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Just in case, we need reminding …

Bob Casey 59%
Santorum 41%

Yeah, that’s the guy we need at the head of the ticket.

PackerBronco on December 30, 2011 at 8:48 PM

There were two reasons for Santorum’s loss. The big one was that he campaigned for Specter, as he was expected to do as a loyal Republican party member. In western PA in particular, Specter was despised for his trashing of Bork.

The other is that Santorum was home-schooling or cyber-schooling (I cannot remember which one exactly), costing his Penn Hills school district to subsidize the freight. Santorum maintained that Penn Hills home in PA and paid taxes on it, but he was living in VA at the time. The Pittsburgh media made royal hay over that issue.

PA voters were hoodwinked into believing that Bob Casey Jr. had the same pro-life convictions as his dad had. Daddy Casey was highly thought of in PA. Sonny boy Casey had the same kind of non-entity record in the PA Assembly as Obama had in IL.

onlineanalyst on December 30, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Redstate argues today that only a govenor should be considered for our nomination (because this favors their guy Perry), but isn’t it clear that Santorum knows much more about foreign policy and national issues than Perry does? Isn’t that more applicable to being president than the minor stuff Perry dealt with in Texas?

I’m not against Perry being the nominee, but he’s not superior to anybody simply because he has “executive experience”.

Dr. Tesla on December 30, 2011 at 9:02 PM

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