President Santorum?

Lately Dems have been chortling at the thought of Santorum possibly beating Romney for the GOP nomination – the thought being that Obama would wipe the floor with Santorum (sorry) in November.

But as a Democrat, I’m concerned.

What do you think?

My concern is that we are beginning to hear reports of extremely high gasoline prices – maybe reaching $5 a gallon – coming over the summer. As an average American fortunate enough to have a stable job, I’m not directly affected by unemployment rates. But I do find myself affected – in a mental health kind of way – by gas prices. When they’re high, I feel worse and more pessimistic about our economy and our current leadership. When they’re low, I feel better.

And again: I’m a Democrat. Republicans or independents will feel even worse about our incumbent President if the economy sours between now and November.

A President Romney would be bad enough, but my hope is that perhaps he would end up being at least somewhat close to the “Massachusetts Moderate” that his opponents have been painting him as. He at least has a track record of being somewhat responsible when in office.

Rick Santorum, on the other hand, is a 100% ideologue – and I shudder to think of him appointing Supreme Court justices, directing our nation’s foreign policy, and sabotaging our existing laws that protect the environment and civil rights.

I’m concerned that the economic good news may be peaking too soon, and between now and November, either gas prices or problems in Europe could deal another blow to our national psyche – with Obama being the victim.

So count me, for one, as a moderate citizen NOT happy at the prospect of a Santorum candidacy. He’s just too dangerous. (The same goes for Gingrich.) What do you think?    

Would a Santorum GOP nomination be good for Obama?

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  1. MADCO says:

    Will R women dislike him half as much as they dislike Newt?

    Will he carry PA just ’cause ?

    Does he get OH because it’s like PA?

    Seriously – he’s said some out really foolish things. But will his party hold that against him? no.  Will the center?  IDK

    If gas prices are high, it won’t help to talk about the emerging global middle class driving up prices when the oppo will be talking about drilling restrictions and drilling our way to independence.

    • wade norris says:

      is the ‘realest’ threat in the Republican field.

      as reported by Thom Hartmann

      “Friess was among several billionaires who attended the Koch brothers secret meeting last month where over a hundred million dollars was pledged to beat President Obama.  Trying to get other oligarchs on the side of Rick Santorum – Friess said, “There isn’t a person at the Koch brothers events who would not get a good return on their investment by investing in [Santorum] as president, because of what they believe about the free enterprise system.”

      IMHO, Republicans are looking for a Not-Mitt that has no skeletons, like Newt.

      Romney will fade fast, as even in places he won in 2008, he is winning by a much lower margin.

      And, out of all of the Republican primary candidates, Santorum has a 67% favorable rating – a key electability factor that he is walloping all others by double digits.

      (even B.Obama)

  2. nancycronk says:

    who says women are “radical feminists” because they believe in contraception and/or are pro-choice. That easy. That’s why the big corporations are throwing all they can Romney’s way to beat Santorum. They know Santorum wouldn’t have a chance against Obama. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see a lot of anti-Santorum stuff from the Romney campaign if Romney cannot turn things around in MI before the primary (with his latest car ad). BTW, Romney’s ad is a bunch of lies. Romney grew up in Bloomfield Hills, which is like Cherry Hills in CO. His commercial makes it look like he grew up in a middle class neighborhood of Detroit. Such a schmuck.

  3. Aristotle says:

    I really don’t believe Santorum is going to beat R-money. He just has too much of the green stuff for Santorum to overcome.

    But, if he does somehow steal the nomination, let’s not forget that the man is all social issue. That’s good for drumming up the base, but unless he can come up with ANYTHING other than the same old disproved platitudes about free markets and austerity, he’s only going to rival guys like Mondale, McGovern, and Landon in terms of how lopsided his defeat will be.

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