It doesn’t take a ‘political scientist’ to realize that the GOP field is weak this election cycle. Scratch that, the last two election cycles. Some will argue that Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, or Mitt Romney–sorry Rick Santorum–are legitimate contenders to defeat President Obama.
Thousands of South Carolinians stood to their feet to applaud Newt Gingrich’s “brave” rebuke of CNN anchor John King, who started the debate by using allegations on past affairs from Newt’s second wife.
Strike one up for religious liberty. The Supreme Court ruled against the government’s ability to interfere with church employment hiring–in this case, firing–practices. The decision is a breakthrough for religious liberty.
Up until recently, I was a naysayer. I did not believe that Rick Santorum was capable of winning–neither the GOP primary nor the general election. That was until I saw his response to students at The New England College, where Santorum was fielding questions on many issues including gay marriage.
Rather than bash Ron Paul for being libertarian or Mitt Romney for previous positions and policies, the GOP base needs to come to the reality that Republicans will have an imperfect candidate no matter who is nominated.