HolyCoast: Did Obama Give Santorum the Fuel He Needs to Beat Romney?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Did Obama Give Santorum the Fuel He Needs to Beat Romney?

Robert George offered this last night reflecting on Rick Santorum's big night:
Winner tonight is Catholic conservative who's made ObamneyCare critique his KEY issue. And Obama has given him pure gold w/HHS decision.
I mentioned a day or so ago about how Obama's new HHS rules on contraceptives could motivate 70 million Catholics to seek his ouster, and given that Rick Santorum is a Catholic conservative, he could certainly be the beneficiary of that anger.

Last night the news reported that Obama was seeking some sort of compromise with the Catholics on the contraceptive issue, but what kind of compromise could there be short of a complete cancellation of the policy?  Catholics won't agree to anything less, and I don't know if Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius have it in them to back off this issue.  With abortion his primary focus, anything that would potentially reduce the number of abortions is going to be a hard sell to Obama.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

And having just seen the leftie anger eruption at Komen's action...