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Anonymous asked: Can you possibly explain the appeal of Santorum? I understand you're not the biggest fan of him, but I just don't understand how someone even CAN be a fan of him, let alone how millions of people are.

This question is especially pertinent now that Santorum has taken Louisiana. I am a person who avoids extremes. I am a raised, baptized, and confirmed Catholic, but I do not believe government should have the power to ban contraceptives, nor do I think that it is a legitimate and worthwhile political subject. Some people, however, thrive on such extremes. There are liberals who would like to chew up and spit out every bit of conservative legislation that tries to pass, and vice versa. Santorum is an extreme conservative, and there are people that want that. There are enough “very strong conservatives” out there (like much of Louisiana) to support his campaign. Again, I don’t think there are ENOUGH to see him to the white house, and the same goes for any freaky uber-liberal candidate (which, arguably, Obama isn’t). Personally, I do not see Santorum as viable competition against Romney or Obama, so I tend to not worry about him. He’s charming, he is (in many people’s eyes) a “true” conservative, and he knows how to hold his own for the most part. That’s as much as I can guess as far as his “appeal” with Americans.

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