Santorum showed up for his announcement party today without either a necktie or any real hope of being the Republican nominee. Seriously, and I’m not being entirely petty, what is it with candidates wearing a dress shirt and jacket without a necktie? Since Mitt Romney abandoned wearing a necktie, it seems like every candidate is showing up without one–as though that will make us think they’re regular guys? I don’t think so. There’s nothing about Santorum that says “regular guy”–more like regular geek.
Unfortunately for Santorum, he is a social conservative candidate in a year for fiscal conservatives. Doubley unfortunately, the field is already loaded with social conservatives who didn’t lose by double-digits the last time they ran for office. Tripley (if there is such a word) unfortunate, Mitch (we need a moratorium of social issues) Daniels decided not to run.
Santorum should have kept his Fox gig. He’s got a large family to feed. Can you say Iowa and out?