(Mike Luckovich via GoComics.com)
While you’re busy lamenting that President Obama is constitutionally constrained from winning his third term, here’s news of the guy I predict will be the Republican challenger in 2016. Dave Weigel, reporting on the anti-choice cadres at yesterday’s ‘March for Life’:
… What I found new, and interesting, was the concerted effort to emphasize the fun and beauty of babies, and downplay the Bible-banging and pictures of shredded fetuses. It’s been happening for a while, but it’s explicit now. Even Rick Santorum, who showed up at a pre-March seminar at the Family Research Council, was talking about it.
“This is a movement about unconditional love,” said Santorum. “Not a movement of judgment. That’s an incredible important transition for this movement in, what I think, is a very positive direction… for the young people, this is visual, and it’s hard to see the little baby in there and say it’s not a life.”
Of course, Santorum (who was wearing a jersey from the University of Dubuque), went on to challenge liberals to defend the culture of death. “Why don’t they go out there and say, we need more abortions, if it’s such a great thing?” he asked. And when a questioner asked him to run for president, he confirmed he was thinking about it and reminded everyone that he’d won 11 primaries or caucuses, only some of them binding, in 2012.
Unconditional love! Let the Savonarola rebranding begin!
Apart from staying on those New-Year-resolution diets (who can eat when considering Rick Sanctorum?), what’s on the agenda for the evening?