Mitt Romney, the man Republicans love to hate, has been once again blessed by an opponent who can’t seem to stay out of the dung pile. Rick Santorum, who held a commanding Michigan lead over Romney a very short time ago, has managed to parlay a bunch of crazy talk right into second place. Santorum’s latest round of stupidity has him attacking JFK for saying that religion should be kept out of government. The JFK speech was given in 1963.
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that the notion of religion not playing role in politics “makes me want to throw up.”
“To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes me want to throw up. What kind of country do we live in where only people of non-faith can come in the public square and make their case? That makes me throw up. And that should make every American [throw up],” said Santorum on ABC’s “This Week.”
The former Pennsylvania senator was referring to John F. Kennedy’s famous 1963 speech that argued religion should be separate from politics.
“I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute,” he said.
Romney himself should be grateful that the Lord has apparently blessed him with a group of opponents who seem to want to immolate themselves at every possible opportunity. Rasmussen’s newest survey has Romney moving ahead by six, with NBC and Mitchell/R.S. both showing Romney up by 2%. The movement is towards Romney, even with the Romney team themselves seemingly fumbling the ball at every opportunity.
Romney appears on his way to victory in Michigan, and Rasmussen has him with a double digit lead in Arizona. He has staved off disaster again, but he is clearly not the same candidate he was a month ago. He has been rattled, and he is less confident on the trail. Certainly the campaign must just cringe at any unscripted moments out there. By the way where is Newt?