Is Rick Santorum Responsible For Obama's Re-Election?

I am trying to wrap my mind around the fact that so many conservatives chose not to vote.  It is pathetic.  These so-called Patriots should have been first in line at the polls, voting with pride for the Romney-Ryan ticket.  Instead, they sat at home, threw up their hands, and decided to allow Obama (possibly the worst president in history) to be re-elected.  I am wholly disappointed in these individuals.

One comment that I keep reading on various blogs is that some of these individuals never believed that Romney was really very different then Obama.  For anyone actually paying attention to Romney's values, this is absurd.  However, some had convinced themselves after the mudslinging in the primaries that Romney was basically "Obama-lite."  Therefore, on the big day, Romney lost in large part because so many "conservatives" decided not to vote. (By the way, I'm a staunch conservative and do not wish to be associated with these individuals at this moment.  Maybe we should start to distinguish "conservatives who actually care about our country and will ALWAYS vote" and "conservatives who don't mind stabbing the GOP candidate in the back").

So, as I consider the progression of the campaign and what could have possible caused this lackluster turnout, I can't help but look at Rick Santorum.  He was the runner-up primary candidate.  He had the greatest responsibility to stand with Romney after Romney won the primary.  He should have been at fundraiser after fundraiser, he should have been zig-zagging the country campaigning for the man who actually had a shot at ending Obama's disaster presidency.

But, where was he?  I barely saw him in the news at all.  He was especially silent initially after losing the primary.  I have to assume that he was licking his wounds.  Okay, fair enough for a week or two.  But, then where was he?  Over the past few weeks, I've seen New Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain doing interview after interview supporting Mitt Romney.  But, I did not see Santorum.

We know that 3 millions "conservatives" stayed home on election day.  I can't help but think that many of these are the folks that likely supported Santorum and never got over the Romney primary win.  (Some are Ron Paul supporters also, which I'll get to in another post.)

Santorum recently published an op-ed talking about the problems this country faces.  Why?  Why so soon after the election?  Is he planning his next campaign?

Santorum needs to look himself in the mirror and consider what role he played in Romney's defeat.

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