“Former Sen. Rick Santorum, whose conservative credentials are beyond question, said, "I don't agree with (McCain) on hardly any issues." Santorum told radio host Mark Levin, "I just have to tell you, as a leader, as someone who had to put these coalitions together, it was always hard and we very rarely on domestic policy had any help from the senator from Arizona."
"The tent could be big, but it shouldn’t have holes in the ceiling and let the rain come through,” he continued. “What we have to be careful of is, we don’t have a party that says, it has to be just like me and nothing but. Can there be people who don’t have my view on the sanctity of life in the Republican Party? Of course. People who have a different view of marriage than I do? Sure they can. “Can they be Republican? Yes. Will they get my support? No.”
“I thought the process by which she (Scozzafava) was selected was in fact the train wreck,” he said. “It was truly boneheaded to pick someone who had ACORN/union backing, was pro-abortion, pro-same-sex marriage, pro-Obama healthcare. There were just so many things that she was just at odds not just with the mainstream of the party, but she was more liberal than most of the Democrats in Congress.”
“…last night was a good night for Republicans. Here’s why: The economy was the dominant issue – and Republicans won it. Exit polling shows that 89 percent of New Jersey voters and 85 percent of Virginia voters were worried about the nation’s economic direction over the next year. Solid majorities, 56 percent in New Jersey and 53 percent in Virginia, said they were “very” worried. Mr. Faucheux’s additional analysis is that, "voters most worried about the economy voted for GOP candidates in heavy numbers: In Virginia, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell won those “very” worried 77 percent to 23 percent. In New Jersey, voters “very” worried went with Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie 61 percent to 34 percent. Independents broke heavily for Republicans”.
“Moreover, the same conventional wisdom that proclaimed the dawning of a new age last November dismissed the inevitable popular reaction to Obama's hubristic expansion of government, taxation, spending and debt -- the tea party demonstrators, the town hall protesters -- as a raging rabble of resentful reactionaries, AstroTurf-phony and Fox News-deranged.”