Rick Santorum ended up with 35 percent of the votes in the Illinois primary last night. Mitt Romney now has more than twice the number of delegates as Santorum; yet, Santorum is still moving forward with his attacks on Romney.
He was accused of "parroting" the Obama administration's concerns about Romney. This isn't a very smart move. For one, Obama will use these comments against Santorum if he does become the nominee. Secondly, Obama will be more than happy to use these sound bites to continue to divide the Republican party. Don't you think it's about time for the other GOP contenders to throw in the towel?
Santorum is making things worse for himself and his party by regurgitating the Obama administration's attacks on his opponent. It's not smart politics. And it's going to continue to get dirtier the longer this contest continues.
Santorum watched the Illinois primary results from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Fitting, considering he began a "Civil War" within his party when he started throwing his running mates under the bus. During his speech last night, he went on the attack again, accusing both Gingrich and Romney of flip-flopping. Earlier this week he even went so far as to use David Axelrod's comment about Romney from a previous "Meet the Press" interview saying Romney has "no core."
This guy is so delusional that his team even says the delegate counts are much closer to Romney than what is being reported! What kind of math is this guy using? Is he planning on winning over all the unpledged delegates? That's not even enough for a win.
According to CNN, Romney is almost half way to the nomination with 529 pledged delegates and 595 to go while Santorum only has 239 pledged delegates. CNN did report during the evening that many of the voters in Illinois expressed a level of discomfort for their chosen candidate. Perhaps Santorum is trying to woo delegates away from Romney with his magic fairy dust.
All in all, this is good news for the Democrats. The more dissention within the Republican party, the better. The GOP really is the party of war. Carry on your war, Rick Santorum. Tear your opponents to shreds!
Here's one Illinois voter showing their opinion of Rick Santorum.