2/18/12 – by Dom Giordano
The battle with the president over the rights of the Catholic Church to not be involved in violating their teachings in the the dispesing of health insurance under Obamacare has really upped the ante over the weekend and this battle does affect the presidential race. It helps Santorum because he can channel this into his overall themes.
It also reignites the culture wars and I think it sends the clear message that the Left is shoving their values down the throats of everyone else. I predict that the bishops must dig in because the president is trying to say that they are not the only voice that speaks for Catholics. They have been hurt by the priest scandal and their pushback on this could affect how Catholics vote.
I was very interested this week to hear from so many listeners who in the past may not have been the biggest fans of Rick Santorum but now say he can beat President Obama in Pennsylvania. I think he can beat Romney in Pa. and I think this year we will have a meaningful primary in Pa.
I think we will not see another moment of Newt getting off the canvass. It’s going to be Romney or Santorum with a long shot possibility of neither getting enough delegates and a brokered convention going with Christie or Jeb Bush.