Skip to comments.The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme]
Posted on 02/21/2012 7:40:57 PM PST by Steelfish
The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? On abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues, he's the most conservative of the GOP candidates. But he'll need the swing vote to win.
By Mitchell Landsberg February 21, 2012 Rick Santorum is winning the hearts of conservative voters with uncompromising social views that, he says, are drawn from the same well as his fiscal and environmental policies: a reading of America's founding documents that stresses their Judeo-Christian underpinnings.
In friendly settings around the country, in hotel ballrooms and public school auditoriums, Santorum has framed the 2012 election as one for the very salvation of the country and its culture.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is about foundational things," he told a Republican gathering in Phoenix on Tuesday, one day before a debate with the remaining GOP candidates in Mesa, Ariz. "It is about whether we are going to be a free people."
By voting for him, Santorum said, Republicans can choose "someone who has a track record of standing up for the foundational pillars of our society: faith and family."
They also would be choosing the candidate with the most conservative views on social issues, which have been the signatures of Santorum's career. Those issues, and the sense that Santorum is the real deal a leader who isn't afraid to say what might be politically unpopular have electrified conservative audiences and helped fuel his surge into contention for the Republican presidential nomination.
The question is whether his views could prove too extreme to win a general election campaign, when the electorate is substantially more liberal, on balance, than Santorum.
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They’re so gay.
He’s a little too much in the middle for me to get super excited about him. I guess that makes me extreme.
They are so below the fray.
Is he extreme enough for the right?
Go to Rush Limbaugh’s webpage and read the article regarding Fleischer and Gilespie who are now saying Santorum is viable as a candidate who can beat Obama.
Looks like the dump Romney is about to begin.
*** The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme *** HEY LEFT ? MSM ? GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASK THAT QUESTION AGAIN ! ARE YOU SERIOUS MSM ? LEFT ?
If he’s too extreme for the middle then we’re farther gone than I’ve estimated.
Only on social issues.
Santorum draws from the same groups that Reagan drew from.
Some in the GOP are painting him as to liberals, RINO, but yet ? at the same time paint him as to “ Extreme to the right “ ... go figure .... amazing ? isn’t it ?
I prefer Gingrich.
Likely closet Rombots here in a confused frenzy.
The MSM knows full well that is the independents who will call the presidential election. Unfortunately, although many don’t trust the media, much like negative advertising, the media is successful in molding and shaping public opinion. The way to tackle this is to have a “Rapid Response” Team just like Carville-Stephanapolous did for Clinton. But sadly, at this point Santorum doesn’t have either the cash or organization to do this. So the media gets to define our candidate.
Obama president and they’re asking this question? They can’t be series.....