posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 02:57 PM
One of the things that interested me in reading about Santorum was the discovery that he's now being backed by a PAC with a lot of money to spend.
They've brought on board an experienced
capitol hill advisor who worked for Tom DeLay
for the battle in the next three states.
They've spent over half a million dollars in Iowa.
With the media focused on Romney, this particular tidbit
went ignored during the Iowa run
The big guns behind this is
They've got a message that will resonate with a lot of folks, particularly in South Carolina:
In the days before this week's Iowa caucus, the Red White and Blue Fund began doing a rash of media buys on Iowa TV stations, running ads touting
Santorum as a "dedicated defender of the unborn" and "a resolute leader of the fight against radical Islam" ending with the words, "Rick
Santorum, a real conservative America can trust."
It's beginning to look like a "More Conservative Than Thou" race, which could get ugly and brutal. The fund's website is here rwbfund.com...
and you can see their ad with its lovingly photoshopped images floating in and out as the announcer says in a soothing voice that Rick is going to
protect us. The photo for "protect against radical Islam is interesting... I believe that's Islamic protestors for freedom in Lybia (an Islamic
state) they're showing but I could be wrong. More amusing is their darkening of Barack Obama's skin tone (just in case anyone happened to miss the
fact that his father's Black, donchaknow.)
I'm not sure how well the "radical Islam" scare will work in New Hampshire, but it has possibilities for bringing an uptick in his numbers in South
Carolina and possibly Florida. Gingrich is still crashing, but Santorum is getting closer to Ron
Five days till the runoff. I wonder if there's enough time for full-tilt brutality or if they'll save the real wave of nastiness for Super Tuesday