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These anti-Santorum Attacks are over-the-top

First, we heard day in and day out how horrible Perry was.  Not based on his actual liberal views on taxes and spending, but unfair attack.  We heard about ‘niggerhead,’ and social security as a ponzi scheme, and we heard about vaccinations and all these unfair attacks.  Sure, Perry is not perfect, and his “oops” was a real mistake, as was his “heartless” comment.  However, most of the attacks were not real policy issues, they were simply attacks.

 

Then came the anti-Gingrich attacks.  Yeah, Gingrich as personal problems,  That said, he was also attacked as a liberal– which he is not.  He was constantly attacked with lies and half-truths.  While Gingrich has flaws, the attacks were not designed to highlight he real flaws, they were designed to hurt him politically.

 

Now Santorum is on the receiving end of these unfair attacks.  It is fair discuss his pros and cons.  One con is his lack of executive experience — a fair attack.  However, the attacks against him have been largely misleading.   His loss to Bob Casey is being taken out-of-context.  His alternative proposal for increasing the minimum wage was actually a conservative bill that Democrats all voted against.  Shortly after his bill failed, a new Congress passed a larger minimum wage increase.  Had Santorum’s bill passed, the minimum wage would be lower now.  His bill had republican supporters, and Dems opposed.

These attacks are not fair evaluations of his pros and cons, they are 1/2 truths designed to paint an inaccurate picture.

Attacking Rick Santorum in a misleading way is not going to make Rick Perry suddenly beat Paul and Romney in Iowa.  Nor will it do so for Bachmann. Nor for Gingrich or Huntsman.  None of those candidates will win Iowa.

Gingrich has mostly moved on to SC and FL, where he has a chance.  Bachmann and Perry fail to register anywhere in any early poll except for Iowa. They both know they need to win Iowa, and they both will lose.  Attacking Santorum will do nothing to stop this and only shows a lack of class.

Of course, Romney and Paul supporters have reason to attack Santorum — as they have spent their fair time making unfair attacks on Perry and Gingrich, and so it is Santorum’s turn to face their 1/2 truths.   Obama’s team is doing the same, attacking everyone.  The Obama strategy is to say that everyone in the GOP stings, and to run against the generic GOP, both to help with the presidency and Congress.

To the degree that the GOP continues to attack it self, it is only helping Obama in the long run.

Whether it is Romney, Paul, Gingrich, Santorum, Huntsman, Bachmann, or Perry — the GOP nominee will be running against Obama.  Can anyone really say that any of the GOP candidates are actually as bad as or worse than Obama?  I highly doubt that any honest person could say that.

There are only a few days left before Perry and Bachmann drop out of the race, I urge their supporters to spend that time arguing why their candidates should be voted for; not with misleading attacks against Santorum.

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