Farewell, Li’l Ricky

Faced with the strong possibility of losing (again) in his home state, Rick Santorum has done the brave, or rather, cowardly thing and dropped out of the race, thereby preserving his all-important wingnut welfare career.  While this comes as no great surprise for those of us who knew he never had a chance, by which I mean everyone in the world not named Rick Santorum, the media nonetheless treated this as big, breaking news.

Fortunately, his abrupt if belated departure leaves Mitt Romney thoroughly smeared with frothy mixture that will be difficult to remove.  The War on Women is in full swing, even as the dangerously emboldened God-bothering right is beginning to notice that Romney is, well, part of a “cult” that doesn’t believe in such nonsense as the Holy Trinity and whatnot.   Santorum hasn’t accomplished much in his dreary little life, so making the Republicans radioactive has to count as one of his greatest achievements, albeit an unintentional one.

Now Romney’s only remaining “competition” is Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, which would be a nice problem to have if he were anyone but, well, Mitt Romney.  I’m looking forward to the nasty, money-drenched campaign I expected all along between Republican Lite and Republican Crazy, where no one wins except the TV stations running all the annoying ads.  Yippee.


  1. nswfm says:

    He aborted (his campaign).

    I don’t think it’s too soon to say it, either.

    (F’ing Verizon aborts cell coverage, too.)

  2. cocktailhag says:

    Yes, but he didn’t abort his SEVENTH child, who is now quite predictably dying. Though he acts as though he talks to God an an hourly basis, he didn’t listen when God quite plainly told him to stop having babies, last time. To polish his “pro-life” credentials for purely political gain, he put his family, and an innocent child, through this painful ordeal. Normal people would have had, get this, an abortion.
    But he gets to score sympathy points with his Jesus freak base, and as a bonus, distract from his toxic unpopularity.
    He’s not just a frothy mixture; he’s pure shit.

    • michlib says:

      Farewell, Imam Ricky. I’m sure in his book, whatever that is, he didn’t fail, the voters failed him. Campaigns are always stressful for even well adjusted families. Plus the youngsters probably weren’t consulted in Sanctum Santorum about running for office. Interesting that while caring (?) for a terminally ill child, this guy runs for the Presidency, and Obama is the narcissist ? Go figure.

      • cocktailhag says:

        I’d also point out he didn’t endorse Romney, either; there’s a schism in the Church of Supply Side Jesus, it appears.
        Wouldn’t you hate to be one of those kids, saddled with that name, and having two dead siblings so far?

  3. dirigo says:

    From a purely theatrical standpoint, I shall miss, terribly, Rick’s prime background actors: his smiley-frowny, nodding-affirming, bobble-head daughters. And Mom.