Rick Santorum, today
"We need a candidate who's going to be a fighter for freedom. Who's going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race," Santorum told a crowd of about 200 voters during a rally here on Monday. "I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. Doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on."
As refreshing as I find it to have a Republican candidate for the presidency say openly he just doesn't honestly give a damn about unemployment, as opposed to merely beating around the bush about it, I think maybe he's lost the plot. Or maybe he hasn't at all: Rick Santorum's entire campaign is based around this new version of "freedom" he speaks of, which he defines as asserting his own narrow morality and turning it into the law of the land.
Compared to that theocratic social mission, worrying about little things like massive unemployment is hardly worth mentioning, right?