The campaign for the republican nomination for president has taken a strange turn.
The empty suit that is Mitt Romney is no longer the shoo-in to head the GOP ticket in the November election despite all his millions. And that's because the latest choice for beatification is raising a little hell.
Saint Rick Santorum when compared to Romney is a man of modest means (and accomplishments). Compared to Romney he's a poor man but not very poor.
And that is probably a good thing because Romney has said he's not concerned about the very poor or the very rich, after all both classes have a lot in common. The poor don't pay much in taxes and neither do the very rich.
The rich worry about hanging on to everything they have and getting more, the poor worry about hanging on and getting by. The rich live in gated communities, separate and apart.
The poor also live separate and apart. The very rich stash their money in Swiss banks and the Cayman Islands, the very poor stash their money in their shoes.
So you can see how robo-suit could lump the two together. Romney said if there is a hold in the safety net for the poor he will sew it up. Maybe he'll use the Gingrich needle: use poor kids to mop the floors and clean the toilets and kaboom the hold is plugged. Gingrich BTW is the prodigal son who never left home. He simply changed addresses. Now it's catholicism.
But let's get back to our theme: rich man, poor man. Romney eeked out a win over a guy named Ron Paul Sat. night. Paul looks like the old guy who taught science in high school. He didn't flip-flop and he didn't pander. He isn't rich and he isn't poor and he looks better by the day.