There is no such thing as a Lesser Evil. There is only Good and Evil. If you don't meet the criteria for Good you're Evil by definition. Besides, I'd rather have someone I KNOW is my enemy 100% of the time in office than someone whose motives and actions I can't predict the quality of.
Romney has staying power, if little else. Even although he is never going to be "one of us" as far as the Republican hierarchy are concerned, one by one, his opponents surge and fall back. This time his narrow win only ensures that the division and infighting will continue, as Santorum and the others still see a slim chance of toppling him from top spot. It was a good night for the President.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
And I agree. Santorum has to stay on an economic message first and foremost, but he's so fervently and honestly believes his social views and how important they are that he himself veers off track often and more than that he's prone to take any and every bit of bait that leads him off track. Social Issues for him is kind of the equivilent of being snarky and angry for Newt. When Newt gets attacked and upset he can't control himself not to lash our and go snarky rather than trying to stay on an issue driven positive message. Similarly, when people begin to bait Santorum with any social issue he can't help himself from running off the cliff with it.
What I found funny recently was his whining about Ron Paul targetting him instead of the others. That's likely because there's been no one of the remaining other 3 whose gone at Ron Paul more and harsher, and thus it makes sense that's who he'd go after. He's also the guy at the top currently who Paul has the best chance of possibly courting some voters from.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
However, I still can't comprehend why any conservative would not at least look at the possible damage control that a Romney victory could bring no matter how moderate he is. How is knowing who your enemy is 100 % of the time and enabling this enemy for four more years of power less dangerous to conservatives than trying to minimize the potential damage?
One thing I haven't seen noted yet is props to the (D)'s in Michigan as they seemed to have largely ignored the extremist arguement to come out and vote for Santorum. People tend to forget that the overwhelming vast majority of the country actually has little in common with the extremists that get all the press.
The numbers show that you could have cancelled the entire election for all but one county in Michigan yesterday and still got the same result. Oakland County - one of the top ten richest counties in America with a large population of corporate employees and business people, gave a margin of victory to Romney of 30,000 votes. Statewide, Romeny won over Santorum by................. drum roll please .......................... 30,000 votes. In other words, both man ran even steven in the other 82 Michigan counties. Oakland County was the difference.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers