Now that Rick Santorum has become the Republican's Presidential wannabe of the week, it is clear that President Obama will be re-elected in November. I have got to believe that somewhere in the White House, laughter and knee-slapping is echoing past the portraits of former presidents.
We have gone from Michelle Bachmann winning the straw-poll in Iowa last summer to Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and now Santorum being the gal or guy who can really, really lead us back to the 1980s. To quote the wise NFL analysts on ESPN......."Come on, man."
James Madison once said, "If men were angels there would be no need for government." However, he understood that government cannot make men angels.
Today, Republicans believe government can create angels. This is how we got "Compassionate Conservatism" under George W. Bush and a "Kinder, Gentler America" under George H.W. Bush. All of this taxpayer-financed kindness and compassion has gutted the Reagan Revolution, made Bill Clinton look like Barry Goldwater and has launched us right into the Obama years - years that will be looked back upon as the acceleration of the beginning of the end.
I will repeat here that Ron Paul remains a voice in the wilderness, but that voice fails the American Idol standard for picking presidents and is also drowned out by radical Libertarianism that the American people do not want.
Pragmatic Libertarianism disguised as Reagan/Goldwater Conservatism will have to be wrapped up in a pretty face and nice fitting suit in order to reverse the Bush/Obama Plague.
That means that we will have to wait for Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio to run.
That means 2016.
That means Obama gets to "finish" what Republican Socialism started.