The Lame Stream Media circle like sharks in a blood pool over Rick Santorum’s Catholicism. Funny, they asked conservatives if they were against Romney because they are “anti-Mormon” but no one is asking those attacking Santorum if they are doing it because they are “anti-Catholic.” Do we want a POTUS candidate who doesn’t believe his own faith? We already have that, don’t we?
Rick Santorum is laughing all the way to the ballot box as women swoon, and it isn’t over his good looks. Women like Rick for a lot of reasons. He is every woman’s husband. He is every girl’s dad, complete with the sweater vest. He is every businesswoman’s handy banker. He is every school girl’s slightly geeky, but deliciously smart favorite math teacher. He is the Sunday School teacher we wish we had—the one who actually fights for his faith rather than cowering for church attendance and tithes. He has courage.
Women feel the financial strain created by this administration’s $1 trillion per year spending habit more than our sexier counterparts. We are the ones who have to abandon our choices and go to work. We have to clip coupons, stretch dollars, walk the tightrope between what our kids want and what our struggling budget allows, and we know we couldn’t do it without our spiritual strength. The press’ contention that the social issues don’t matter smack of government constrained churches to us, and we won’t have it. Women need the freedom to worship where they want, how they want, and they don’t want this government threatening their spiritual freedoms. Women understand what Sarah Palin said when she proclaimed that social issues and economic issues are not mutually exclusive-- They are inextricably linked, and women know that because we use the spiritual strengths guaranteed to us by “social issues” to survive the fiscal stresses every day under this imperial President’s reign.
There is more to Rick’s support by Middle American Moms than meets the eye. In the states where he has campaigned and delivered a message, women are feeling emboldened to support this hubby-daddy-slightly geeky teacher-type; they know things the media and GOP establishment wish they could dust away.
Moms like him. Rick and Karen have 7 living children. Karen is an attorney, nurse, and author. Rick knows firsthand what it means to run the carpool, pick up the kids from soccer, help with homework, and drop them at a friends’ house, all while trying to get to work on time or spiff up the house before dinner with the family.