Chris Matthews had an interesting quote…
“Steve Schmidt, my friend, you talk to a lot of Republicans out there. Are they aware that the media is basically rooting for Santorum out of sheer fear of the ennui, the boredom that will set in if it looks like Romney locks this thing up? At the moment he locks this thing up we face a long, dull summer of Mitt Romney.”
Yes, yes the media is rooting for him. How do I know? Because unlike Romney, who they’re insulting on a daily basis, they’re treating Santorum like he’s a Democrat and not vetting hit at all. Of course it’s kind of easy to make that mistake. I mean with the earmarks, the peddling influence, the corruption, the being in bed with unions and PETA, the not supporting troops, the hatred of women…I can see where you might mistake him for a liberal. Easily mistake him for a liberal. In fact if a story comes out showing him in bed with ACORN I’m not going to be surprised.
But they’re not telling you how much they seem to love Santorum. Let’s be honest here we know that Media Matters (you know that really sane organization), Alexrod, Soros and now Krugman have all come out against Romney, saying he’s weak, saying he’s liberal saying that he is not a threat. Why would Democrats come out and say this during a primary. After all if you had a weak candidate in the lead the last thing liberals would do is come out and say how weak he is as that might hurt him and put a stronger candidate in place….oh wait! It’s because Santorum will be so easy to beat that they want Santorum to be the nominee. Duh! Yet someone how Santorum supporters don’t seem to get this. The Left is hitting Romney and leaving Santorum alone because Santorum is the weaker candidate. He’s the candidate that will scare the middle…why? Because while the middle hates Obama’s mandates forcing religious people to go against their principles and give out contraceptives, they’ll hate Santorum’s desire to ban contraceptives altogether even more. Much more…whereas Romney is going to take the middle ground and not force anyone to not do anything they don’t want to do.
They know that Romney speaking passionately and knowledgeably about the Founders and quoting from them directly is much more of a danger than Santorum talking about his wacky idea that the Founders didn’t believe in personal happiness.
Matthews is right, the media and Left want Santorum because it will guarantee an Obama victory. And I don’t know if he’s dumb for admitting this, or just accurately confident that Santorum voters (who repeat the McCain and Mainstream Media lie that Romney isn’t conservative, and make no mistake it is a lie, a big one) won’t be clever enough to see that they’re being played.