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  •  Creepy and unelectable thanks to the GOP (3+ / 0-)
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    insistence on making the personal lives of candidates political fodder. When Conservatives went after Clinton for his morals and decided to claim the mantle of the family values party they pretty much killed off the chances of many of their preferred candidates from ever being nominated. Because even while the Christian Conservatives in their party will risk looking like hypocrites in their primaries, as they did in SC by voting for a serial adulterer like Gingrich, they can't expect the same acceptance from the general electorate. This is why Saint Santorum has been elevated (and why so many Gingrich people are switching to him now that he seems more electable). Daniels wife does not want the scrutiny she would be subjected to--not by Democrats---but by the very Christian Conservatives of her husband's party. Even in SC where they will "forgive" Newt, it is not likely they will offer the same "forgiveness" to a woman who has strayed. After all, the rules, as we are seeing, do not apply to women who are still second class citizens in the Christian Conservative realm.

    For Christina's America

    by DWKING on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 09:02:32 AM PST

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