2012 Election

In the Arena In the Arena

Two Candidacies, Two Planets

Concord, New Hampshire

Rick Santorum had a terrible and deeply silly day of campaigning yesterday. I watched him work at two events. He got into a foolish and unnecessary argument over gay marriage with students at a college convention–and then he wasted an evening speaking to a truly lunatic fringe assemblage of Glenn Beck viewers …

The Huntsman Fallacy

Now that we’re into the endgame in New Hampshire, people are beginning to focus on whether Jon Huntsman stands a chance at making a serious run at Mitt Romney. After all, Huntsman is sort of the Granite State version of Rick Santorum, right? He’s been camped out in the state for months, hitting its smallest hamlets and indulging even the …

Santorum’s Path To and From Iowa

Johnston, Iowa

For most of the 2012 campaign, Rick Santorum struggled to be heard. He groused about his share of time in the debates, was hard to find on television chat shows and couldn’t afford advertising. But his …

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