Santorum is unelectable. His stances on social issues ranging from women in the military to women in the workplace to gay rights make American voters who are not part of the right wing of the Republican Party uncomfortable.

The GOP would do well to wake up from its Ricksanity and remember that its way to victory in the presidential, House, Senate, and local elections are to have a big tent. The way to that big tent is to focus on economic issues, which are at the center of political discourse in homes all across the country, and on national security. As I have written before, if the GOP sticks to six little words—small government, low taxes, and national security, the party has a real shot at not only keeping the House of Representatives, but also taking the Senate and seriously challenging Barack Obama.

Therefore, the GOP has a choice—it can either ride the Ricksanity train into November and face stunning losses both in the presidential and “down ticket” elections or it can nominate Mitt Romney who not only presents a strong alternative to Barack Obama but will also help other Republicans running for office in 2012.