(01-03-2012 11:30 PM)There Is No Spoon Wrote: I can't believe we're now talking about Santorum as if he's a legitimate candidate. Are the Republicans essentially giving up on this election?
He is not a legitimate candidate. Once again, the story surrounding the primary season is going full speed with narrow blinders and ignoring the fact that Iowa means far, far less than it is pretended to mean. And on that note I am compelled to add that all this bizarre fawning over Bachmann not long ago because she won a damn straw poll in Iowa meant exactly what sane people said it meant - nothing. So Santorum got some votes because the voting took place during his surge. He's probably not going to win Iowa anyway and is just another also-ran whose influence will decline as rapidly as it rose.
We're watching electoral theater, not an election.