It was bad enough that Rick Santorum borrowed a page from Keith Olbermann’s play book when he stood before a crowd in Racine, Wis. and said Mitt Romney is “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.”
No, Santorum dug himself in a little deeper when a New York Times reporter asked him if that’s really what he meant to say.
Santorum accused the Times’ Jeff Zeleny of distorting his words following a question from the reporter Sunday night.
Zeleny asked Santorum if he thinks Mitt Romney is the “worst Republican in the country to run against Obama,” something he said while campaigning in Wisconsin.
In response, Santorum said “I didn’t say that. You guys are distorting what I’m saying … Quit distorting my words. It’s bullshit.
Obviously the bullshit was all on Santorum’s side as that was quite clearly what he said, with no distortion involved in understanding it.
Is the pressure getting to young Ricky? Or are Republicans just not very good on the campaign trail? We all remember how many times Sen. John McCain lost his temper in 2008, both in reference to then Sen. Obama and in person at debates. McCain had an air that suggested he was outraged at being forced to speak to, or about, Obama.
This year, Mitt Romney has shown time and time and time again that he can’t go longer than two or three days without saying something extraordinarily stupid or offensive or both, leading to huge questions about how he would comport himself on the world stage if he were actually elected.
And now, Rick Santorum is evidently losing his mind out there, using language that makes family values voters – his core constituency – run to cover their children’s unsullied ears.
Good thing we have No Drama Obama at the head of our government.