Ed Driscoll

IS RICK SANTORUM A DEMOCRATIC

IS RICK SANTORUM A DEMOCRATIC PLANT? James Pinkerton writes:

Some say that Santorum will suffer a Trent Lott-like fate, and ultimately lose his leadership post. But that’s unlikely. What’s more likely is that Santorum will stay right where he is. As a result, at a time when the GOP needs to be hitting harmoniously on all cylinders, foreign and domestic, various factions within the party will be sniping at each other over an issue that has nothing to do with anything on the legislative horizon for 2003. Moreover, long term, Santorum’s continued presence will send a signal to potential swing voters that for all the successes of President Bush, for all the earnestness of his outreach efforts, the Republican Party is still home to haters. And some potential voters will be deterred.

See? That’s my point: Santorum is a Democratic plant. It’s the only explanation.

Well, maybe not the only explanation, but an interesting one, nonetheless.