by Greg Krehbiel on 22 February 2012
How much do you think Rick Santorum’s comments about Satan will hurt his candidacy?
Somewhere around 62 percent of Americans believe in the devil, according to this article. (It’s an old article. The numbers may not be exactly right any more, but it’s probably close.)
But I don’t think that’s the big issue. I think voters are looking for a candidate who actually believes in something and stands for principle. I can’t say if Santorum is that guy or not, but he’s coming across as that guy, and I think it helps him. I don’t think he should backtrack or make apologies.
On the other hand, we don’t want some delusional kook in the White House.
There are haters out there who will hate him no matter what. He’s not going to win those people. The question is, how does this play with middle America?
-- 2012-02-22 » Greg Krehbiel