by Dan Savage
on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:24 AM
"My dad works for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and on Tuesday, Feb 26th, he was at an Iowa Chamber (of commerce? not sure) meeting in DC," writes a Slog tipper. "While he was grabbing something from the buffet someone tapped him on his shoulder to introduce himself. And it was fucking Rick Santorum! My dad promptly lost his appetite.When he told me this over the phone his exact words were, 'My god, Rick Santorum is running for president!' God help us all."
Of course Rick Santorum is running for president. It's not like Santorum is going to get a real job. Also, Rick won eleven states in the 2012 GOP primaries before losing the nomination to a stiff who went on to lose the general election to a Democrat. The last Republican presidential candidate who won eleven primaries before losing to a guy who lost to a Democrat? Ronald Reagan in 1976. Four years later Reagan came back, won the nomination, and won the White House. Rick is convinced he's the second coming of Ronald. Right now he's out there trying to convince Iowans.