March 2, 2012

What Democrats Can Learn from Santorum About Populism

Clive Crook has a terrific look at American populism, Rick Santorum and the US political Left in BusinessWeek.

It says something about the fattening of American liberalism that a right-winger like Santorum can more effectively garner support from blue-collar voters than can liberals in a time of economic uncertainty and high unemployment. The Left has gotten fat off America's excess, and protecting that fat has weakened its response to voters' struggles.

Santorum is a right-wing nut, but he's an honest nut. He believes every damn word that comes out of his mouth. Can anyone say that about Romney or Gingrich?

(Via Luke Russert.)