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Santorum Blows It

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I saw this on the evening news and couldn’t quite believe it. At a Santorum town meeting today a woman claims the President is an “avowed Muslim” and therefore ineligible to be President. Santorum doesn’t correct it. He says that he wants to get rid of Obama, too. Totally disgusting….But also, the woman: where does she get information? What vile, pitiful bigots are out there, voting in these primaries.

And it would be nice if Newt Gingrich stopped pandering to them. I mean, his claim that he wants to run an American campaign in the fall suggests what? That the President will run an unAmerican campaign? This “American” thing both Gingrich and Romney are using is pretty despicable. Romney is doing unAmerican lite: He loves America; Obama favors a “European” model. This is utter nonsense: Obama has favored a Romney Republican model on health care and a Clinton model on taxes. The Republican attempts to portray him as some sort of radical–with the racial/religious dog whistles of Black/Muslim attached–is about the ugliest thing I’ve seen in ten presidential campaigns. It can’t work in this country, can it?

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