Let’s not kid ourselves at the kind of president that Rick Santorum would be, folks.
“The reason Bibles are no longer in the public schools is because we let them take them out,” Santorum said to amens and applause at The Awakening conference, hosted by the right-wing Liberty Counsel. “You say, ‘Well, we can’t get them back in?’ Yes we can! Yes we can!”
“How much are you willing to sacrifice?” the former presidential candidate continued. “One person got the Bibles out of the schools. We have more than one person here! But you’ve got to have the same passion in preserving our country as they do to transform it.”
When they say “Take our country back!” they conveniently forget the “to the Dark Ages” part. These guys are fanatics, and as we’re reminded, there’s nothing Republicans can do that would ever get them tagged as “radicals” the way anyone to the left of Joe Manchin is today.
The rest of us just tune out the entire process and say “You have to give me a reason to vote for the Democrats. The fact they are not the GOP isn’t good enough.” And for tens of millions of us, that will never change.
And neither will the Santorums of the GOP.