Santorum In, Says Ryan Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

ABC News has video.  How can this not be a winning message?

Santorum: Not even Paul Ryan in his budget now -- in the face of trillions of dollars of deficits currently -- had the temerity to step forward and say we have to do Social Security.

So, yeah, I did some things that were very unpopular, but if people look back at what I did and when I did it, they can say 'yeah, he may have lost, but he didn't flinch.'"

America, I'm sure, is sold.  E.J. Dionne Jr nails it, pointing at Romney's MA health care troubles and strange definition of freedom.

[...] Romney’s travails are about more than the man himself. They speak to the condition of a party that won’t let him embrace his actual record and constantly requires him — and all other Republicans — to say outlandish things.

Romney’s greatest political achievement, the Massachusetts health-care law, was a genuinely masterful piece of politics and policy. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza recently wrote a superb article about how Romney got the plan passed. The campaign should be reproducing the article in bulk. Instead, Romney’s lieutenants will pray that Republican primary voters never read the story. Working with those horrid Democrats to pass any sort of forward-looking government program is now forbidden.

So who will one-up Rick Santorum now?  You there Sarah? And where do you take it after you've held the debt ceiling in ransom, undermined an already weak economic recovery, proposed a repainted Reagan/George W Bush "jobs plan" identical to the one that got us into this mess, called for an end to Medicare and gutting Social Security as we know them?

Maybe someone be bold and brave enough to tackle this (again)? 

 

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