Saturday, January 14, 2012

Theocrats anoint Santorum

The 150 "Christian right" powerbrokers at the evangelical confab in Houston, no doubt after much public prayer, decided to bestow their blessing on little Ricky Santorum. It took three rounds of votes to get there. Apparently the first round was offered up in symbolic support for the other Rick, Gov Goodhair. I guess the second vote was to make it look like a hard choice. And they are very careful to inform us that the word Mormon never even came up in conversation.

Of course, Gov Goodhair would have been the natural choice. He's one of them. A true evangelical patriot. He speaks their language. He has money. He's never lost an election. Can't you just imagine the convos in the quiet rooms. Something along the lines of, "We gotta stop that Yankee heathen from walking off with this thing. We loves us some Rick but sweet Jesus, the man is stumblin like a street drunk on a Saturday night."

So little Ricky Santorum it is. Because he's the most reliable. Meaning he hasn't done anything wildly embarrasing yet. In light of this development, my pal Joe Gandelman puts his money on Romney. That's the safe bet for sure. Nobody is going to drop out before the vote. They all have decent money left and they're going to spend it on media buys. Willard's numbers are relatively solid. Looks like the vote only splits under him.

Me, I like long shots. I'm taking the under. If Willard doesn't win by at least ten points, it's still an open race. And no, I'm not impressed by the polling in Florida. The numbers change daily. All it would take is a Rovian style whisper campaign to change everything. [graphic credit]

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3 Comments:

Blogger rnegron said...

Should the headline read "Theocrats anoint themselves with santorum". That would be more accurate.

9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Now that you mention it, Santorum does sound like some oily thing that comes in a brown bottle with a picture of a snake on it.

10:07:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL.

12:39:00 PM  

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