So what does it prove?

Nothing, absolutely nothing… But there is some clarity if one steps back a bit….

There is, a three way split in the Iowian Republican party. There is the moderate wing, who went exclusively for Romney. There is the libertarian wing, who went for Ron Paul… And there is the conservative wing, who split their votes up between Santorium (8 votes shy), Gingrich, Perry, and Bachmann. Had some of those lesser candidates dropped out, that conservative wing would have carried the election by a lot more than 8 votes…

So obviously, Conservatives are the dominate group in Iowa Republican politics. In a bastion of weak conservative candidates, the votes went to the last one standing: the untested one….

Santorium, has not been tested by fire yet. He has a lot of baggage too, just as did Gingrich, Cain, Perry, and Bachmann… While hes sat under 5% all election season, his competitors like at a turkey shoot, got pegged as soon as their heads stuck out too high….

”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families.”

“I was in Indianola a few months ago and I was talking to someone who works in the Department of Public Welfare here, and she told me that the state of Iowa is going to get fined if they don’t sign up more people under the Medicaid program,” Santorum said. ”They’re just pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That’s what the bottom line is.”

He said on Monday that he believes states should have the right to outlaw birth control and sodomy without the interference of the Supreme Court

Rick says that poor children should have to suffer hunger and other ills to prevent them from developing the sense of entitlement that comes from relying on government social programs…

Rick Santorum once said the “pursuit of happiness” was harming America,

“The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don’t have enough workers to support the retirees. A third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion.”
– Rick Santorum, 3/29/11

[John McCain] doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative. And that’s when we got this information. And one thing led to another, and led to another, and that’s how we ended up with bin Laden.” (John McCain was a prisoner of war himself who was himself tortured to glean information) 5/17/11

“A lesbian woman came up to me and said, ‘why are you denying me my right?’ I said, ‘well, because it’s not a right.’ It’s a privilege that society recognizes because society sees intrinsic value to that relationship over any other relationship.” 5/3/11

“Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?” 5/22/2008

“I don’t think it works. I think it’s harmful to women, I think it’s harmful to our society to have a society that says that sex outside of marriage is something that should be encouraged or tolerated, particularly among the young. I think it has, as we’ve seen, very harmful long-term consequences for society. So birth control to me enables that and I don’t think it’s a healthy thing for our country.”07/28/05

“The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong.” It Takes a Family, Pg. 138, July 2005.

“Many women have told me, and surveys have shown, that they find it easier, more “professionally” gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home than to give up their careers to take care of their children. Think about that for a moment…Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism, one of the core philosophies of the village elders.” It Takes a Family, Pg. 95, July 2005.

“But unlike abortion today, in most states even the slaveholder did not have the unlimited right to kill his slave.” It Takes a Family, Pg. 241, July 2005.

“It’s amazing that so many kids turn out to be fairly normal, considering the weird socialization they get in public schools.” . It Takes a Family, Pg. 386, July 2005.

“In this case, what we’re talking about, basically, is priests who were having sexual relations with post-pubescent men. We’re not talking about priests with 3-year-olds, or 5-year-olds. We’re talking about a basic homosexual relationship. Which, again, according to the world view sense is a perfectly fine relationship as long as it’s consensual between people. If you view the world that way, and you say that’s fine, you would assume that you would see more of it.” Associated Press interview, April 2003.

“And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. It all comes from, I would argue, this right to privacy that doesn’t exist in my opinion in the United States Constitution, Associated Press interview, April 2003.

“Marriage is not about affirming somebody’s love for somebody else. It’s about uniting together to be open to children, to further civilization in our society.” “Fox News Sunday”, Fox News Channel, August 3, 2003.

He won because no one has yet taken a look at what he’s said… Once you do, it is kinda hard to take him seriously…. even though he won Iowa, despite losing by 8 votes….

The campaign trail is scattered with Republican carcasses that got nixed for far less serious offenses than those proffered by Santorum…..