But the more sober Republicans are beginning to panic. So why shouldn't we feel good?
The way Romney and Santorum are both shooting themselves in the foot is astounding.
Romney's major speech in Detroit yesterday was supposed to shore up his relations with Michigan and the auto industry (given his opposition to the bailout). So what does he do? He wants them to know how many Detroit made cars he and his wife own. So he says that he has a Mustang and a pickup truck, and "Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs."
A couple of Cadillacs?
How well do you think that's going to go over with the guy who just lost his job and may lose his house? Romney just can't break the habit of goofily reminding us that he belongs to the 1% -- actually the 0.001%. It's not that he's a snob. His vocabulary just isn't from the same economic lexicon as ordinary people who worry about money.
Remember these lines: "I'll bet you $10,000" (to Rick Perry). "It wasn't very much money that I earned from giving speeches" (turns out it was several hundred thousand). "I really don't worry about the very poor; there are government programs to help them."
And then there's Rick Santorum -- earnest Catholic altar boy that he is. Here's what he said about Obama's plan to help students with college tuition:
Take that, Harvard !!! Eat your heart out, Yale !!! Down with scholarship !!!“I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely. The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.”
These schools that teach children and young adults to think for themselves are very very bad. They're ruining the country. Public education is no good; everybody should home school their kids; universities are harmful -- don't let your kids go there. Even Notre Dame teaches science and philosophy. EEKKK !!! The sky's falling !!!! Downfall of theocracy, folks.
Seems like either of these guys would be pretty easy to dispose of in the general election.