Santorum is fascinating; he’s an honest politician. I’m literally mesmerized by him. He’s willing to say things that people don’t want to hear and to defy “conventional wisdom” and just go for it. I don’t know if he’s Reagan or Goldwater, both of whom were good men and solid conservatives. As a Republican, I’ll take him if he’s either, but I’m praying for a Reagan.
The fact that Santorum is gaining so much traction tells me that people want someone who stands for something, even if they don’t agree with all of what he says.
Whether or not that will translate into a nationwide draw, I have no idea. I’m cynical, you know that. But I do know that as a whole this country is starved for principle and resolve. We’re soft and relativistic and so empty. People want something real.
And Santorum is real.