Why Rick Santorum would fail miserably in a General Election

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Rick Santorum would fail in the general election because he does not appeal to anybody outside his very narrow right wing conservative Christian base.  He has done fairly well in the primaries as an anti-Romney candidate that plays on the irrational fears that Romney is a member of a cult religion or that he is not a genuine conservative Christian.

Santorum highlighted this by using an Etch-A-Sketch in his campaign speeches and saying that his policies are written on his heart and not just for show during an election.That is probably true, and that is what scares me the most about Santorum.

Rick Santorum policy written on his heart and not an Etch a Sketch

The result of such heartfelt positions is that Santorum will not compromise with others who feel differently.

Many of his heartfelt positions are determined by his heartfelt religion. That is fine for him, but for those not of his religion, we may not wish to have to have his beliefs enshrined into law, nor take to the fight to prevent the enshrining of his religion into law.

Listening to Santorum on the campaign trail is like listening to somebody running for pastor in chief, or at least somebody who wishes to take the nation back into the 19th century with an outdated religious understanding of the world, imposing his religious views onto the nation.

Don't vote for "Pastor" Rick Santorum

No, Republicans should know that Santorum will not fare well in a general election. He is quite scary to all but a small section of the American political body.

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The Pluralist Advocate started out this life in a conservative Military oriented community, and he later moved to that bastion of liberal activism called the San Francisco Bay Area. Having lived both ends of the political spectrum he has a unique understanding of both sides of most issues. He was also very religious growing up, serving as a studying the Christian scriptures and even spending some time as a foreign missionary. He used to think he had all the answers to life's greatest questions, but the more he looks around the world, the more he finds a wide variety of different values that work for different people. This blog is an exploration of thought and consideration from as many points of view as can be held at one time. He now holds the position that truth is found in many different disciplines. You may know the Pluralist Advocate around the web and twitter as brihartwell, or his given name of Brian Hartwell. He hates to be narrowly defined by one title, so as you read these musings you may find things you identify with, and others that you despise. That is good. Please share your reactions to the thoughts here and we will all grow together.