By now everyone knows about the results in last night’s Iowa Caucuses.  Mitt Romney, four years after scoring 25% of the Iowa vote in 2008, received 25% or the vote last night, and improvement of. . . nothing.  On the surface that should tell everyone that he is not the “Chosen One,” and that Mitt Romney has a relatively low ceiling of support among the GOP, at least in Iowa.  As such, we’ve got some interesting results to ponder for the GOP.

That speculation will center on Rick Santorum.  No matter the implications of Santorum’s idolatry of Gabriel, the Archangel of Islamofascism, Rick Santorum is now the anti-Romney flavor of the day at just the right time.   And we should not underestimate the candidacy of Rick Santorum, backed as it is by Tea Partiers and evangelicals.  He is well situated to gain the right wing evangelical followers of Rick Perry, who is making noises about dropping out of the race, and of Michele Bachman, who dropped out of the race just this morning.   Oh praise be God!

This is going to be a fine race, for those of us who want to see Barack Obama reelected.  The fetid stew that is left over after the clusterfuck that was the Iowa GOP caucus is positively Santorum-like.  Two of the candidates who attracted the same evangelical audience as Santorum are dropping out, Perry and Bachmannand their followers are being urged to ooze behind Santorum, the man who lost in epic fashim in 2006 to a very conservative Bob Casey in Pennsylvania.  Oh, man, this couldn’t be any better. 

So where does Mitt Romney go from here?  The traditional wing of the Republican Party seems behind him, except for those who are clinging to the angry serial adulterer Newt Gingrich.  And there’s Ron Paul, running an amoral campaign that is anathema to the GOP evangelical base.  Time for me to predict. 

As much as I might hope it, I do not think the eventual GOP nominee will be Rick Santorum.  My God does not work with miracles, after all.  Surely he would not grant me the overwhelming landslide that Rick Santorum would give Barack Obama.  But Rick Santorum’s strength in the race now means that Mitt Romney must run to the right to capture the GOP nomination, and that will harm Romney’s brand considerably.  Some of the campaign against Santorum is likely to stick to Romney like the diarrhea of a dog running down the rear window of a station wagon.  Eww!

Yes, this is all a supporter of Barack Obama could hope for.

8 Responses to What Electoral Mixture Will Iowa Surge by Santorum Lead To?

  1. Steven Reynolds says:

    Mitt Romney was hit with another slap to his campaign today, as information oozed out of the GOP. Oh, the horror! John McCain is going to endorse him! http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/mccain-to-endrose-romney-tomorrow

  2. Ed Heinzelman says:

    I think Gov. Pawlenty wishes he had stayed the course in Iowa.

  3. Take it easy on the guy, how often does Santorum surge from Romney’s behind?

    http://brettcottrell.blogspot.com/2012/01/santorum-surges-from-romneys-behind.html

    His surge will cause Romney to move even further to the right. Keep coming Santorum!

  4. Steven Reynolds says:

    Brett, love the blog. Please feel free to add me on Facebook.

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