Santorum Gets His Surge

As Newt plummets, Santorum gets his notice to come up in the polls.  At least in Iowa.  Which doesn't matter, because it's not a real primary, and the conservatives there are batshit crazy.

But it's nice to see that Santorum is getting a little notice.  And he has plans to fix things:

WASHINGTON — At a campaign event in Iowa on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum laid out his simple two-point plan for eradicating poverty in America.

"Do you know if you do two things in your life — if you do two things in your life, you're guaranteed never to be in poverty in this country? What two things, that if you do, will guarantee that you will not be in poverty in America?" he asked the crowd.

"Number one, graduate from high school. Number two, get married. Before you have children," he said. "If you do those two things, you will be successful economically. What does that mean to a society if everybody did that? What that would mean is that poverty would be no more. If you want to have a strong economy, there are two basic things we can do."

Ah, I see.  Get rid of poverty by graduating high school, then getting married.

Not GAY married, I presume.

Now it's true… a 2009 study by the Brookings Institution did find that Americans who finished high school, acquired a full-time job and waited until age 21 to get married before having children were much less likely to end up in poverty.  But oddly enough, Santorum's proposal left out the crucial part: acquiring a full-time job.

Yes, I would say that acquiring a full-time is probably the KEY to ending poverty, much more so than finishing high school and getting married.

Anyway, it's RIck's turn to step out of the clown car and into the national spotlight.  I give him a week before he's got pie in the face.  He's off to a good start.

When, of course, he crashes, it will devestate his daughter, just as his congressional loss in 2008 did.

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Actually, it's the crazy bespeckled son that I worry about.  Kid's gonna snap.

  1 comment for “Santorum Gets His Surge

  1. Bill
    December 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Favorite headline of the year:

    Santorum surges from behind in Iowa

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