A few months back I thought the GOP primary slugfest was worthwhile. At the time it may have been, but that time has long since passed. Even though I have reservations about Mitt Romney, some serious others not, I am sick of the show being put on by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. AB Stoddard writing for the Hill captures the essence of my disgust with Santorum:
He rocketed from the bottom as a passionate, articulate, indefatigable campaigner who took every question from every eager voter. It was the pivotal moment in the race none of the Romney rivals who preceded him had achieved — and Santorum blew it. He veered off course, and out of this millennium, enthusiastically bemoaning birth-control pills, free prenatal testing and college education. He insulted Obama, calling him a snob, and President Kennedy. Santorum, a devout Catholic, said Kennedy’s insistence on a strong separation of church and state made him want to throw up.
I, like many Republicans and independents have had enough, and it is time that both Santorum and Gingrich turned their attacks on Obama and stopped the pathetic show they’ve been putting on. Holding up Etch-a-Sketches will not salvage their campaigns. They are done and it’s time they realized it. All they are doing is deluding themselves and feeding their own egos while their staffs regret throwing in their lot with losers.
Stop the friendly fire and turn the guns on the Democrats (Violent metaphors! Call the thought police!) It’s time we united and focused on winning in November. Flawed he may be, Romney is our man and his flaws are better than Obama’s so-called perfections.
UPDATE: Would an adult in the GOP leadership please pull this guy off the stage? He’s lost it.