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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Did Alan Colmes just help out Santorum?

So will Iowans give Rick Santorum a sympathy vote in response to Alan Colmes' heartless comments about the way that the Santorums chose to deal with the death of their infant son? Colmes has since apologized to the Santorums, but it still boggles the mind that any media figure would think that it was appropriate to bring up such a private moment to discuss in a political context. Is that what they were talking about on the lefty blogs or was this just something that Colmes came up with on his own? It's reminiscent of the way in which leftist bloggers happily jumped into a debate of whether Sarah Palin's baby, Trig, was actually hers or not. Average people would instantly recognize that such comments are totally off-base,but that was the main point that Colmes had when he tried to argue that voters would find Santorum weird.

Colmes would have been better off making the sort of argument that Dana Milbank makes about problematic statements that Santorum has made in the past to explain why the Santorum surge won't last any longer than all the other non-Mitts have lasted.

The irony is that the attention paid to this non-issue in the last moments of the campaign in Iowa could benefit Santorum. There is nothing that charges up Republicans like some good, healthy media bashing.

2 comments:

hw said...

I just happened to catch the broadcast exchange between Alan Colmes and Rich Lowry. Lowry smoked Colmes like a cheap cigar. Immensely entertaining.

equitus said...

I'm sometimes dumbfounded by Colmes, and wonder if he's some kind of plant to make lefties look even worse than usual.

The last time I caught a part of his radio show, he spent about 5 minutes doing the "echo game" with caller, repeating everything the caller said like a 5 year old. Monumentally stupid.