Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Randi Rhodes: Painful Choices

It’s Election Day in Michigan and Arizona. Be sure to go out and vote for the candidate you prefer. Or, if you’re a Democrat in Michigan, for the candidate you prefer to run against. Michigan has an open primary, and Rick Santorum’s campaign is openly encouraging Democrats to vote for him. What’s the slogan for that strategy? “Reelect Obama—Vote Santorum!” All Santorum has to do is convince Democrats that he has the best shot at losing to President Obama in the general election. But Mitt Romney is making that a very close call.

The Santorum campaign is placing robo-calls to Democratic voters. The Santorum calls to Democrats say that Romney “supported the bailout for his Wall Street billionaire buddies, but opposed the auto bailout.” Rick! If you convince Democrats that Romney is terrible, they’re going to vote for him. You have to convince them that you are worse! The ad should say “Democrats! Rick Santorum thinks Satan is targeting America and that nobody should go to college. How’d you like to run against that loser? Paid for by Rick Santorum for President.” I think relatively few Democrats will bother to go out and vote for Santorum. Democrats don’t like voting for losers, even when it’s in their best interest.

Alternet has compiled a handy list of vomit-inducing speeches by Rick Santorum. Rick has given so many speeches that induce vomiting that a warning about him should be listed on containers of hazardous household chemicals. “If swallowed, do not listen to Rick Santorum.”

A new poll shows that Rush Limbaugh is America’s most disliked “news personality.” How can that be? He has nothing to do with the news, and he has no personality. Still, 46 percent of people chose Rush as one of their least favorite news personalities. The fact that it was only 46 percent tells you just how many unlikeable news personalities are out there.

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