View Poll Results: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

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  • Yes, he had no reason to correct the woman

    12 41.38%
  • No, he should have stood up and stated Obama is not a muslim

    14 48.28%
  • No, He did not need to correct, but he should have handled the question differently

    3 10.34%
  • Obama is a Muslim

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Thread: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Now, the pundits I am seeing are making a big deal of the fact that Santorum did not correct the woman. Do you think he should have corrected the woman in the audience, do you think he handled it correctly?
    It would have been nice, yeah. But he's not really obligated to correct everyone's stupidity.

    I admired McCain for doing so with a similar question in 2008.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    He should have corrected the woman. Now I realistically don't expect Santorum (or his peers) to stand up and criticize their supporters, but that doesn't make it right either. Its simply one of the sins of omission that are the norm in politics.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Here is how you handle it

    McCain Tells Crowd Obama is Not Arab - YouTube

    Aww, looks like Gina beat me to it.
    Last edited by teamosil; 01-23-12 at 08:06 PM.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Here is how you handle it

    McCain Tells Crowd Obama is Not Arab - YouTube

    Aww, looks like Gina beat me to it.
    Yep, McCain had his flaws, but he actually told his own people when they were being assholes sometimes.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Yep, McCain had his flaws, but he actually told his own people when they were being assholes sometimes.
    Exactly my point in a previous point. You see McCain lost too. Ron Paul get's boo'd just about everytime he he tells a truth his base does not want to accept. They are a very proud bunch. Argue with the signpost and go the wrong way just for spite the lot of them.

    Truth and reality are not always the same by definition. Perception is reality. Try telling a drugged out paranoid schitzo balled up in a corner that the spotted elephants aren't out to smash his brains. His reality tells him a different truth altogether. Facts and logic be damned.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    There is no way to know if Obama is a Christian or not, nor reason to defend on the topic of where Obama was born.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Yep, McCain had his flaws, but he actually told his own people when they were being assholes sometimes.
    It sure helped him, didn't it? McCain's campaign was basically declaring he wasn't W Bush, defending Obama and siding with both against Republicans for the mega-bailout. His campaign is a model in what not to do.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Santorum ignores charge Obama is a Muslim – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs



    Now, the pundits I am seeing are making a big deal of the fact that Santorum did not correct the woman. Do you think he should have corrected the woman in the audience, do you think he handled it correctly?

    Patients, poll incoming.
    Honestly?

    I tend to overlook the delusional aspects of people's opinions too, with far less at stake.

    Less so on the Internet.

    I would have considered it a mark of good character if he had corrected her, but good character doesn't have a lot of currency in politics.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It sure helped him, didn't it? McCain's campaign was basically declaring he wasn't W Bush, defending Obama and siding with both against Republicans for the mega-bailout. His campaign is a model in what not to do.
    Most Republicans then weren't against TARP. Correcting a falsehood is not "defending Obama", it's defending the truth, something honourable in a person. McCain got a lot of independent support initially, what he did wrong was asking Palin to be his VP and then making a series of mistakes during the bailout, coupled with Obama running a great campaign, it was the inevitable result that he loss.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    To answer the question I posed here: to my mind he handled it quite well. He is a man running for office. It's not his job to defend one of his opponents, and to do so in this case would have goten him booed, which would be counterproductive to his goal. All things being equal, it is nice when people stand up for the facts, but in this case, all things where far from equal.
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