What’s waiting for Santorum

Topping the blog at Politico just now: a preview of the Santorum media vetting to come …

A clip:

But Santorum’s loss was a long time coming. By the time of his nearly 18-point loss — a stunning margin for a two-term incumbent — he had also alienated women voters, moderate Republicans and independents — not to mention the Democrats he had once won over. He lost almost every region of the state and almost every demographic group, including the blue collar workers he singles out on the campaign trail in 2012. And along the way, he compiled an encyclopedia of opposition research that his rivals can now use to raise doubts about his electability.

He drowned in charges of hypocrisy, living in Virginia with his family while a Pittsburgh-area school district picked up the tab for his children’s cyber-school education. He wrote a book in which he questioned the need for two-working-parent households, criticized couples that live together before marriage and blamed “radical feminism” for compelling women to work outside the home. He closed out his campaign by issuing daily doomsday warnings about the growing threat of “Islamic fascism” to a war-weary public.

All of that hastened an undoing that had been years in the making — from his bedside vigil for Terri Schiavo to his controversial comments that Boston liberalism fueled the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals and legalizing gay marriage could result in future protections for polygamy, incest and bestiality.

Read the rest here

Santorum benefited in Iowa from peaking late and so not facing any scrutiny. But scrutiny is coming.

Remember Santorum’s crusade against the National Weather Service? You will

And of course, there’s … that problem…

Buckle up, Rick. It only gets tougher from here.

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2 Responses to What’s waiting for Santorum

  1. Kerry Reid says:

    Memo to self: avoid obvious rejoinder to that headline.

  2. nellcote says:

    Ah jeeze, now I’m having GBera flashbacks. And not in a good way. I wonder if he can get Tom Delay and Grover Norquist to campaign with him.

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