Well, actually, no. He didn’t.
I just find that the hits on my blog soar whenever I say anything about Randy Bott. (Just exactly why that should be so is a bit of a mystery to me.)
But Rick Santorum did say that Mitt Romney is no different than Barack Obama.
And he’s catching some well-deserved flak for it — from, among many others, this conservative writer who is typically rather unfriendly to Romney.
Even Newt Gingrich tweeted that “Rick Santorum is dead wrong. Any GOP nominee will be better than Obama.”
That ought to be a warning sign to any Republican, when even Mr. Newt thinks your opposition to Mitt Romney has gone too far.
And remember that Senator Santorum actually endorsed Governor Romney back in 2008:
Even on the most cynical understanding of the past few years, it seems extraordinarily unlikely that Mitt Romney has moved leftwards since 2008, having finished as governor of very blue Massachusetts and launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Where’s the evidence? What on earth would motivate him to do it?
With apologies to Professor Bott.