Rick Santorums lonely quest to
leave his stain make his mark on the GOP 2012 field has forced his campaign to become especially resourceful, and his staff has risen to the occasion come through for him this year.
“We are bringing them to the Straw Poll and we are going to give everybody a sample...”
In the 1840 presidential election, one thing the opposition Whig Party did to cement its momentum from the economic depression was to mount a national effort of handing out hard cider at campaign events, tying it to the manufactured image of nominee William Henry Harrison as a rugged outdoorsman.
Other contestants will be offering their own treats, notably Michele Bachmann, who is bringing in manly-voiced country superstar Randy Travis, and Ron Paul, who is refunding 30 of the 40 dollar registration fee for his supporters.
With competition like that, Santorum may very well himself be toast.
Which makes his jelly almost the perfect compliment to his candidacy.