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So, we’re not actually serious about this Rick Santorum thing, are we?

So, remember all those people who said that Rick Santorum was due for a surge post Iowa? And all those people who were wondering where that surge was in South Carolina? Apparently it took a little longer than every other surge, because he swept three recent caucuses and is now in the lead double digits in the National poll…and the upcoming Michigan primary.

Yes, the same Michigan that is the birthplace of Mitt Romney, and a state that should be a slam dunk for him. It was one of the few that were in 2008.

But…Rick Santorum? Set aside the fact that I disagree with the GOP in general when it comes to same sex civil unions. I’m aware I’m in the minority and the candidate’s were stuck with are the candidate’s we’re stuck with. But when the Obama campaign and the Democrat Media Complex are looking for any distraction from his record, and a Rick Santorum candidacy guarantees that all you’re going to hear about is abortion and gay marriage.

Obama is blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline? Abortion and gay marriage.

The Democrat controlled Senate still won’t vote on a budget? Abortion and gay marriage.

Joe Biden said something else stupid that had he been a Republican it would be a two day news cycle? Abortion and gay marriage.

It’ll be like Mike Huckabee’s candidacy in 2008, where have the questions he was asked were reporters criticizing him for talking aboot religion, and the other half were nothing but questions about religion.

Don’t get me wrong. Personally, I like Rick Santorum a lot more than Mitt Romney. There’s something to say about his authenticity. I can respect someone I disagree with if it’s what he really believes, as opposed to someone who only believes in it because it might score him five more points on Election Day.

But the cliché “perception is reality” comes into play, and I fear a Rick Santorum candidacy would be very bad for the GOP as a whole.

And I’m starting to wonder more and more if a brokered convention is possible.

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