The Republican candidates are President Obama’s best friends right now. All of them are so eager to be THE Republican candidate that they are tearing each other to shreds and giving Democrats not only a perfect format and ammunition for attacking whoever succeeds as the Republican nominee; but, they are also offending us conservatives who expect better behaviour from candidates.
Santorum’s latest pledge to attack Governor Romney and Santorum’s startling bile is NOT going to win him any friends anywhere, except in Democratic circles. Neither did Gingrich win the brass ring with his accusations against one and all. Politics is a dirty business and we know it. However, most conservatives would like to think that our party, and our candidates are more noble than the opposition. We all know that it takes a large ego and even arrogance to run for the Presidency. However, we all also expect that, behind the public facade, there will be an upright person with a strong moral compass rather someone who is more akin to weather vane, swinging in the political breezes. Isn’t it time to rise above the fray, like Ronald Reagan, and at least keep the nasty remarks about fellow Republicans to yourself?
I wonder if Santorum’s in-your-face political stances will help him? I know they are destroying the coalition he would need to be elected. It’s sad that Santorum’s recent victories have puffed him up and he no longer cares about anything but winning. Unfortunately, he now sees his political competition as an “enemy”, rather than as just his opposition. He fails to understand that, even if he destroys his political opponents, he, Santorum, will lose the good will of people like me and my husband.
There is a phrase that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. However, this election should be about weightier objectives, such as firing a President who has led us into so much unemployment that over a million people no longer are looking for jobs. This election should be about repairing our standing in the world which Obama has demolished. This election should be about electing a fiscally responsible person to bring America back into economic prosperity.
It should NOT be about ridiculing your opposition which is more like you than different AND certainly better than President Obama and his Lieberal policies! It should NOT be a public excoriation of your opponents. It should NOT be spilling bile, all in the hopes of building yourself up.
Because, Santorum’s offensive behaviour and insulting comments are like broken eggs…once broken, they cannot be made “right” again. And, you know that Obama and his minions will be there to crunch the broken shells. And, that means that Obama will coast to re-election. Then, the “yoke” will be on Republicans!