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We aren’t really going to nominate Santorum, are we?

Before we take this leap, we’ve got to consider what this means:

The country is changing. Even younger conservatives are changing. Are we really going to nominate a man who makes issues like this and takes it even further than a lot of us currently do and support him winning election to the presidency and become the de facto leader of the conservative movement for potentially 8 years?

We’ve made so much progress over the last four years in mainstreaming conservatism through the tea party movement (I don’t care what the media says about it) by focusing on fiscal issues that a great majority of people are with us on. Are we really going to support a man who has said he has reservations about the movement? 

Don’t you remember the damage Bush-style big government nanny-state Republicanism masquerading as conservatism did to our party for 8 years? Don’t you remember that it’s this style of Republicanism that lead to the election of Barack Obama and the passage of legislation we all hate? Don’t you know Santorum supports this style of Republicanism to this day? 

Please don’t tell me we’re seriously considering this guy.

Google him. (Don’t click on the first or second link) Spend five minutes looking at his record. And you’ll come to to the conclusion I have:

Newt > Romney > Santorum

Newt is a true conservative who’s stupidly strayed from the reservation from time to time.

Romney is a moderate who’ll be too scared not to enact some conservative reforms because he wants to win re-election and he’ll be easy to primary in 2016.

Santorum believes what he says and he’ll do what he believes is right: expand the federal government Republican style and there are a lot of politically uneducated evangelicals who think of themselves as conservatives who will think Santorum’s great because he talks tough on social issues so he’ll be hard in a primary.

Again.

Newt > Romney > Santorum

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