Rick Santorum Vows to Tackle Important Issues, Like Internet Porn

It was just yesterday that I was writing about why Santorum is the least electable of the three viable Republican candidates. Namely, that the reason people like Rick Santorum is that they don't know him. The people who know him best, his constituents, ousted Santorum -- the sitting incumbent who vastly outspent his rival -- in a landslide.

And why? Because he isn't capable of letting the social issues that are either minor or that no one cares about slide. As I said, "He's a guy who just doesn't know when to shut up about issues he cares about."

He's a crusader. But a crusader against things no one cares about. Or if they do it's number 29 on their list of 30 things they'd like the government to do. Like use the bully pulpit to denounce birth control.

And the power of the Justice Department to crack down on porn on the internet:

Santorum says in a statement posted to his website, “The Obama Administration has turned a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the scourge of pornography and has refused to enforce obscenity laws.”

If elected, he promises to “vigorously” enforce laws that “prohibit distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet, on cable/satellite TV, on hotel/motel TV, in retail shops and through the mail or by common carrier.”

As a matter of policy, internet porn isn't something so important that a government which borrows 40 cents on every dollar it spends should be concerned about.

As a matter of politics? It's just not something most of us care about. And it seems weird that Santorum does.

But try telling that to candidate Don Quixote.

Posted by: Rusty at 04:51 PM

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