Excertpts from column by ROGER SIMON in Politico
Romney has one great thing going for him: Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum doesn’t flub. He speaks from his deeply held convictions. Some of which are very scary.
... I am not entirely sure what Santorum was venting about or what Satanic ritual he was made to undergo in college — paddling? beer pong? — but it obviously affected him deeply.
So much so that he left college convinced that the First Amendment was not only hooey, but stomach-turning. Literally.
Santorum says that John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech stating there should be an “absolute separation” of church and state in America “makes me throw up and it should make every American.”
Santorum went on: “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute. The idea that the church can have no influence or no involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives and vision of our country.”
That is not a flub or a gaffe or an off-the-cuff remark. That is what Rick Santorum deeply believes and, moreover, what he believes “every American” should believe.
So you listen to Santorum. And you listen to Romney. And it sort of makes you not care how many Cadillacs Romney owns. [MORE]