GOP “Frontrunner” Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on “Strange” Positions

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GOP "Frontrunner" Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on "Strange" Positions (Wikipedia)

I found last night’s CNN presidential debate boring and nauseating at the same time. It was interesting to see the Mitt Romney-Ron Paul tag team at work against Rick Santorum, who I thought imploded last night. But, the GOP is getting exactly what it deserves with this slate of mediocre candidates and with Rick Santorum’s implosion. If this is the frontrunner, then President Obama will be laughing all the way to a second term, easily. Rick Santorum would be a good candidate for the nomination because he doesn’t have a lot of baggage like Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, but he has taken some rather crazy positions. Here’s an excerpt from Rise of the Center on his positions (these positions show why Rick Santorum is dangerous for not only women, but for America):

The CNN presidential debate was lackluster at best and shows that the Republican Party is in disarray, no matter how they try to paint a different picture.  Here are some comments from political pundits courtesy of Political Wire:

The Daily Beast has video clips of the seven best moments.

Paul Begala: “Santorum was clearly thrilled to be in the spotlight. But he spent way too much time splitting hairs and explaining the protocol and procedures of Washington in defense of earmarks and defending his support for Specter. As he has done in the past, he couldn’t resist picking a gratuitous fight with Ron Paul. That’s called punching down, and it rarely works. He played too much defense and too little offense. His job should have been to use every opportunity to define Romney as a feckless liberal and himself as a principled conservative. He didn’t accomplish that.”

Roger Simon: “This was the first debate in which Santorum sat atop the national polls. And he was nervous. Very nervous. So nervous that he looked like a graduate of the Bob Dole School of Debating, in which you are allowed to speak only in the impenetrable language of Capitol Hill.”

Howard Kurtz: “In the end, the debate did little to shake up the race, perhaps because the candidates–seated this time, close to one another–muted their criticism in what was the last such face-off before Super Tuesday. Even moderator John King, famously roughed up by Gingrich in their last encounter, emerged unscathed.”

Andrew Sullivan: “Maybe I’ve lost my mind after all these debates, or maybe I secretly want him to win (because he would finally expose all the insanity that has been building in this party and needs venting). But I thought Santorum was on form tonight. My sense is that he will not lose his current momentum after tonight. I didn’t feel Newt tonight. Romney doesn’t wear well. Paul was great and funny and human.”

I am dying for this circus to come to an end. I guess after Super Tuesday, March 6, we could see someone drop out, or if not, it’s on to the convention. The GOP clown car continues to make its rounds across the U.S.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.