Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:51 PM
How does Rick Santorum square his one word descriptor ("courage") with "taking one for the team" on NCLB?  In fairness, he's sometimes been a pragmatic politician, occasionally necessary to thrive as a Republican in a blue state like Pennsylvania.  But if you've got the "pragmatic politician" stuff in your  background -- as he does with earmarks, Planned Parenthood, Specter and NCLB, to name a few -- it complicates your efforts to market yourself as the "pure" conservative.