Washington Post: Santorum: Birth Control ‘Harmful to Women’
This is how, in part, he lost Pennsylvania — by appearing extreme and schoolmarmish, too far to the right of average voters in a purple state. If he is the nominee in 2012, he might get some blue-collar fellows, but what about those women in Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc.? And what about more secularized suburban communities? Fuggedaboutit.
Alright, alright, alright. First, please understand that the interview above is from 2006, when Santorum lost Pennsylvania in an overall terrible year for Republicans. Also, please understand that the woman who wrote the piece linked above and brought the video out for all to see, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, has been publicly and unashamedly in the tank for Mitt Romney for as long as I can remember — so much so and so clearly so that her favoritism actually spawned a satirical Twitter profile.
The problem, however, is that regardless of Jen Rubin’s objectivity or lack thereof, Rick Santorum does indeed have perceptional problems. For the past two weeks, on February 8 and 15, I have addressed those problems on America’s Right Radio. Check it out HERE. Find out why, confronted with a choice between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, I’d actually vote for Romney in a heartbeat.