Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The 2006 Santorum Campaign

National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez -- known irreverently to some as K-LO -- reminds us why Senator Rick Santorum's 2006 reelection fight is important not just for Pennsylvanians, but for Republicans nationwide. Santorum is still reliably conservative in the big struggles, and the loss of his Senate seat would hurt the Republican Party in much the same way that Tom Daschle's defeat in 2004 sent a shock wave up the spine of the Democratic Party.

In preparation for the race, Senator Santorum has launched his campaign reelection web site. The "Welcome" page has a fairly solid conservative Republican message, which is promising. The "About Rick" page is a little odd in the way that it refers to him as "Senator Santorum" even in the part of the biography describing events that took place before his election to the Senate. It makes one wonder why they even bother to mention his first name.

There is one aspect of Rick Santorum's campaign site that bothers me, and this is something that perhaps all office seekers/holders have in common: The smiling face that peers out at you from your computer. Rick's picture bugs me more than any one that I have seen in a good long while, and I know why. He looks like Jerry Seinfeld from the episode "The Barber" where Seinfeld gets a really lousy haircut.

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