Friday, February 17, 2012

Washington Whispers: Santorum's candidacy likely to hurt GOP

R. Clarke Cooper, is the the executive director of Log Cabin Republicans.  

Cooper thinks Rick Santorum's role in the presidential race could be a major blow to the Republican party even though he is unlikely to win the nomination,.

It is a concern on the long-term view. If voters see my party as intolerant or not relevant, that is going to be hard to recover from.

Cooper has suggested that social issues will not resonate with independents. 

Rightardia agrees. Social conservatives like Santorum and Newt Gingrich who are playing to religious fudmanetalists will lose the middle. 

The economy is paramount, not issues like contraception and abortion. Both are issues that are likely to alienate many female voters. 

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