Can Santorum Beat Obama?

Feb 22 2012 @ 12:32pm

Douthat doubts it:

[T]he former senator has the instincts of an activist, rather than of a president or statesman. Whether the topic is social issues or foreign policy, his zeal exceeds his prudence, and as a result his career is littered with debating society provocations (referencing “man-on-dog” sex in an argument about gay marriage, using his doomed 2006 Senate bid to educate Pennsylvanians on the evils of Hugo Chavez, etc.) that have won him far more enemies than friends. His passion for ideas and argument often does him credit, but in a national campaign it would probably do him in.

I will, of course, be live-blogging the Arizona debate tonight. I'll also be on Michael Medved's radio talk show from 4 – 5 pm. Somehow, I suspect Santorum may come up.