I’ve been spending even more time than usual with tote-bag types and they’re uniformly disturbed by how gleeful I am about the possibility of Rick Santorum winning the Republican nomination. Shouldn’t I want a serious Republican candidate who doesn’t want to return western civilization to the Medieval ear, etc.?
I think they’re totally wrong, that the Republican party is a ridiculous-yet-frightening jokes and that a Santorum nomination would make this fact more obvious to everyone. Also too, I want to see Bobo and George Will talk about how thoughtful and Burkean Santorum is, but there’s no way I can explain this to tote-baggers (who uniformly worship Bobo).
Do you feel at all guilty rooting for Santorum? I sure don’t.