So I have officially arrived at my second Conservative Political Action Conference. I’ve received my blogger’s badge, been denied access to the Blogger’s Lounge (because it isn’t run by the ACU, CPAC’s parent organization), and was given my first piece of literature, a voting guide for Rick Santorum
Yeah, it’s been that kind of day.
The headline on the flyer says, and I quote: “Rick Santorum: The Most Electable Republican Candidate.” At this, my eyes rolled around in my skull. It goes on further to say that “Santorum is the only candidate in many recent polls currently predicted to win head to head against President Obama.” It highlights that he won twice in Pennsylvania, where there are more Democrats than Republicans (but curiously leaves out his 2006 electoral defeat.) It futher states that there is no difference between Obama, Romney, and Gingrich—something I actually agree with—but then says Santorum opposed the individual health care mandate.
The best line is the last one: “the only candidate to be elected to previous office against an incumbent Democrat and now he is poised to do it against an incumbent President.”