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“Today Toomey, whom Santorum deemed an inferior candidate, is a U.S. senator. And Santorum isn’t.”

This quote from Timothy P. Carney in the 6/8/11 Washington Examiner says it all about the political judgement of Rick Santorum. You can read Tim’s article here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/06/santorums-record-politics-trumping-principle , or my Diary of June 7th here:  http://www.redstate.com/audax/ entitled “Santorum Political Do Over Would Be His Vote for the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Rather than Supporting Snarlin’ Arlen in 2004 over Pat Toomey”

In Santorum’s quest for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, I believe this politically expedient action from 2004 will be the ghost that comes to haunt Rick Santorum throughout his short lived quest and the “thing” he will come to regret the most, even if he will not recognize it.

On the 06/06 Mark Levin Show starting at 1:39:27:

Mark Levin: “Now is there anything that you voted for, or maybe one or two things that you voted for that you think your opponents will attack, or the left will attack, or that you regret?”

Rick Santorum:“…uhhh..well..the left will attack I don’t know…but I as..I..as far as what..what..my political opponents on the right will attack is that I voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill and..you know I said at the time..I gave speeches at the time this was the hardest vote I have ever had to cast because..you know there its..uhhh..one of those things..were you know there are a couple of things in this bill that are really bad…”

Once upon a time…I was a big supporter of Rick Santorum primarily because he was a stalwart warrior in the fight against abortion and Planned Parenthood aka Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project”. Then in 2004 something happened that allowed me to see into the future of Rick Santorum and his adherence to “Conservative Principles” and that was his abandonment of the true Conservative-noun in the PA primary for US Senate in favor of a known RINO, Snarlin’ Arlen Specter! This opinion was confirmed in 2010 when on Bill Bennets radio show Santorum threw Joe Miller under the bus and said he didn’t have a chance in his quest to defeat another known RINO, Lisa Moocowski, in the Alaska Senate race. Could Santorums support of Joe Miller help stop Mooocowskis bid? Give Joe those few extra votes he would need to defeat the RINO Moocowski? We’ll never know because, again, just like in 2004, Rick Santorum took the politacally expedient course of action and threw Joe Miller under the bus!

The straw that made me realize that Santorum was just not ready to be President was again on the Bill Bennet Show.  Santorum articulated his ignorance of the Middle East situation when he pontificated on Bethleham being in the Gaza Strip which was controlled by Hamas, and Hamas wouldn’t let Christians visit at the Christmas Holidays. This after a record number of Christians visited Bethleham which in reality is on the West Bank just a few miles from Jerusalem and not controlled by Hamas (yet).

Folks, the potential nominee field for the GOP nomination in 2012 is NOT SET! We Conservative-nouns should not be satisfied with candidates who will throw over their alleged Conservative Principles at the first sign of Statist or RINO pushback against real Conservative-noun candidates! We have much better choices than Rick Santorum. Choices who have NOT made politically expediant decisions that effect elections for true Conservatives. I for one am keeping my options open and watching as this wonderful and amazing primary season opens before us. Yes, we have our favorites, we can still enjoy the show, but watching Santorum fight the ghosts of his political past is tiresome!

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