Although he’s trailing, the GOP race has been so volatile that the only conservative left in it could still pull out a win. But what then? Between the mainstream media and Obama’s $billion war chest, the demonization campaign against Rick Santorum would be vicious, relentless, and ubiquitous. With his emphasis of faith, family values, and freedom, he perfectly embodies everything the liberal establishment most hates. He would be gleefully cast as a cross between Ward Cleaver and the Church Lady, a nerdy throwback American Mullah Omar. The entire liberal establishment, which controls most everything we see on TV, would devote itself to reducing him to a laughing stock — like they did with Tim Tebow.
For awhile you couldn’t even watch sports on the local news without seeing denunciations of Tebow interspersed with clips from a humorless Saturday Night Live segment ridiculing him for his faith. That’s the sort of wall-to-wall derision Santorum would be exposed to as the nominee. But the media campaign against Tebow didn’t turn out so well:
The Denver Broncos quarterback finished first in an ESPN Sports Poll asking Americans about their favorite active athlete.
The more degenerates assail Tebow for being good, the more people love him. Liberals would not be able to refrain from attacking Santorum on the same grounds, because decency is a stick in their eye and because they have nothing else. With any luck the response would be the same; the harder the establishment pushes, the harder the public would push back.
In contrast, the case the media would make against Gingrich — that he’s a creep, a beltway swamp creature, amoral, untrustworthy, phony, pompous, insufferably condescending, et cetera — would resonate in too many ears for defense to be possible. If all he can do in response to Romney’s ads is alternatively whine like a sore loser and denounce his opponent as a capitalist, imagine how ineffectual Newt would be against the Obama/”mainstream” media machine.