Sagacious Santorum Endorses Sailer Strategy
January 30, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Correct Strategy - But the Money Men will HATE it!

 

Tastelessly holding a “tele-townhall” from his sick daughter’s hospital room on Sunday night, Rick Santorum displayed a flash of the sagacity which once gave VDARE.com high hopes for him: he effectively endorsed the Sailer Strategy for GOP victory:

 

…Santorum dismissed one caller`s contention that the winner in November will be determined by the nation`s independent voters. Instead, he said that the winner will be determined by which candidate can energize the Republican base...and attract conservative Democrats... Santorum has been arguing for many months that he`s the candidate best positioned to win over so-called Reagan Democrats...
 

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He recognized there would be a price:

 

"Will I lose California by more than Mitt Romney will? Yes, but it doesn`t really matter does it," Santorum said. "Mitt Romney will get maybe 5 or 10% percent more in California and still lose by 15. I`ll lose by a lot more but I`ll win Ohio and that`s the difference. "I`ll make Michigan competitive and maybe win Michigan. I`ll certainly win Indiana and I`ll win Pennsylvania. If you do that, go ahead and lose New York… we don`t need their votes.”
 

Memo to file: Reagan Democrats are neither Black nor Hispanic.

 

Santorum is unquestionably right about the need to energize the Republican base – poor turnout as much as low vote share defeated McCain.

 

Unfortunately, Santorum has apparently developed this attitude has because he has lost the competition for more favored constituencies this year. Furthermore his reliability is in question – a whiff on MSM patronage seemingly triggered an atrocious debate performance in 2008. (At the time I thought Santorum had been seduced by RNC funding, but in the light of 2012’s proof of the savagery of MSM censorship even on Presidential candidates, silence on immigration was probably the price of appearing back then.)

 

Still, Santorum is a professional elected official who has been contending for public office much of his adult life. That he sees the viability of the Sailer Strategy suggests many of his peers probably also do too.

 

But something deters them.