Santorum Deserves A Closer Look
Like lots'a others, I really didn't give Rick Santorum even 'a passing glance,' politically speaking! He just never 'jerked my chain,' although I liked his message on practically every topic. So far, the only one I take issue with is his stance on the Second Amendment; he's voted for various levels of gun control.
Let's have a look at Iowa: Although Mr Santorum lost by ONLY EIGHT VOTES, statistically that's a dead-heat. Emotionally, it's a huge win for Santorum over Mitt Romney! But.... there IS a benefit to finishing SECOND or worse, in Iowa:
In 1976: President Gerald Ford won the Iowa republicRATic Caucus but wasn't re-elected.
In 1976: Jimmuh Cahtah placed second in the Iowa owe-bamacRATic Caucus and was elected (UGH!!) president.
In 1980: President Jimmuh Cahtah won the Iowa owe-bamacRATic Caucus but was not re-elected.
In 1980: "Ronaldus-Magnus" placed second in the Iowa republicRATic Caucus and was elected president.
In 1984: Walter Mondale won the Iowa owe-bamacRATic Caucus; "Ronaldus-Magnus" was re-elected.
In 1988: Bob Dole (r) and Dick Gephart (owe) were their party's Iowa Caucus winners. Third-place winners George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis were their party's nominees. George H.W. Bush was elected president.
In 1992: Tom Harkin won the Iowa owe-bamacRATic Caucus. "Slick-Willie" was a dismal fourth. "Slick-Willie" Clinton was elected (UGH!!) president.
In 1996: Bob Dole won the Iowa republicRATic Caucus. "Slick-Willie" was re-elected.
In 2000: George W. Bush and Algore won their party's Iowa Caucus. "Dubya" became the fist Iowa winner to be elected president since before 1976.
In 2004: John Heinz-Kerry won the Iowa owe-bamacRATic Caucus. "Dubya" went on to re-election.
In 2008: Mike Huckabee and barack owe-bama won their party's Iowa Caucus. The "Clown Prince" was the second Iowa winner (ugh!!) to be elected president since prior to 1976.
So.... Maybe Rick Santorum is in the desired position going into New Hampshire and beyond.... I think so!!