Because Michigan is an open primary state, there was a push by certain of the left to make it a win for Santorum. The reasoning was that his relentless, escalating, off-the-wall, on-the-pulpit rantings would finally do him in and, come November, nobody in their right mind would vote for him. With Santorum in the race Obama would handily claim the prize.
Obviously, they haven't been paying attention. It doesn't matter who wins in Michigan or anywhere else. Big Money is going to back the Republican nominee and since it's worked so well for them all these long ages, they'll pay big to keep the hate machine going.
The hate machine is all the Right Wing has left. It's what fuels their desperate efforts to make the country in their own image and they've been at it for so long they're not about to give up now. This is their moment. They're on the verge of complete control. They've already taken over states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Arizona, Virginia--and who knows how many more would fall if they could finally eliminate or at least emasculate the federal government? What a coup! And all done legally, without a single shot fired. It could all happen in the voting booth. The United States could be the first sovereign nation in the world to vote themselves out of existence.
In his Wasn't-I-Great-in-Michigan? concession speech last night Santorum repeated the same old stuff: I'll keep hating on Obama, I'll repeal that crazy health care act, I'll make sure we can pray and preach anywhere we want to, I'll. . .I'll. . .okay, goodnight, then.
In his We didn't win by as much as I would have liked but dammit we won acceptance speech, Romney promised to keep on hating on Obama, to repeal Obamacare, to lower the taxes on business, and to run the country as any good cost-cutting CEO looking out for his best buds would do.
To say that each of them lied through their teeth is to repeat the obvious. Over the days and weeks we'll keep harping on the lies, blathering on about what lying liars they are, as if pointing out the truth is some sort of weapon. Pea-shooters against Goliath.
We're in for a long fight. November is a long way off. But history will never be able to record that Rick Santorum won the Republican primary in my beautiful state of Michigan. That's my energizer this morning.