Just goes to show how hard headed some Republicans and Conservatives can be.
Always complaining that politicians put politics ahead of the country.
But when his state was in trouble, he put his big boy pants on, rose above politics and worked with the president and other leaders to help his state.
Meaning he'd probably do the same thing for the country.
Check yourself, Cyrylek. Centrists? Cough <blowjob>, cough.Neither do Paul Ryan, Rubio or Jindal - all three representing a new centrist core forming rapidly.
I suspect they invited Romney out of obligation. Perry and Palin. If one had any doubts about where CPAC's head is I can answer in five words: Ryan, Perry, Palin, Paul and Santorum. The direction CPAC has decided to take is - Circle.Romney hardly belongs anywhere at all. Perry's brand of conservatism is simply too outdated to matter (and not especially "rightist" either, if you ignore brash pronouncements). Palin has made too many confused and contradictory statements to be defined as anything but an entertainer.
I need you to understand something, I'm not that damn stupid. We might debate on a few others, but I just listed five people (5 out of 9) who are social conservatives. Santorum is one of the five. If you believe that those five are the future of conservatism, conservatism has no future.So, there is Santorum. The sole representative of the "social conservatives" (and nowhere close to the "right" if "free-marketism" is required to be there, by your definitions.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
"Christie and Obama, sitting in a tree, K...I...S...S...I...N...G!
For all of our newly minted loyal Americans, that's a historical American child's schoolyard rhyme.