Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Rick Santorum”

Iran Hawks and the Persistent “Martyr-State” Lie

Voters should understand that candidates that promote the “martyr-state” myth are seeking to deceive them.

Posted July 27th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (III)

Roughly half of the candidates are running entirely pointless campaigns.

Posted June 2nd, 2015

Four More Pointless Campaigns Are About to Begin

The effect of these minor candidacies will be to bleed off support from the others at the margins.

Posted May 26th, 2015

The GOP’s Debate Conundrum (II)

The GOP has this debate problem in part because it encourages activists and voters to believe that the party is overflowing with potential presidents.

Posted May 26th, 2015

Why the GOP Won’t Benefit from a Foreign Policy Election

Hawkish candidates wrongly assume that most Americans are craving a more activist and meddlesome foreign policy.

Posted May 5th, 2015

Ted Cruz, Factional Candidate

If the goal is to win the nomination, appealing to one faction to the exclusion of everyone else isn’t going to succeed.

Posted April 6th, 2015

The GOP’s Foreign Policy Ignorance Problem

In order to acquire a reputation for “expertise” in the party, all that a politician needs to do is to engage in a lot of unfounded bluster and fear-mongering.

Posted January 29th, 2015

There Is No Republican Front-runner

No one really accepts Santorum as the “heir apparent.”

Posted January 13th, 2015

Why Is Santorum Running for President?

Even foreign policy hawks would be leery of having Santorum as their standard-bearer.

Posted December 10th, 2014

Santorum’s Terrible Foreign Policy Record and Hopeless Campaign

Very few recent members of the Senate have been wrong more often on so many foreign policy issues in such a short period of time as Santorum.

Posted November 17th, 2014

Huckabee 2016: Why?

Another Huckabee campaign doesn’t make much sense at this point.

Posted November 12th, 2014

Yes, We Can Write Off Santorum As a Future Candidate (II)

Quin Hillyer wonders why so few people take Rick Santorum seriously as …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Santorum and Moralism in Foreign Policy

Michael Brendan Dougherty gives Santorum his due, but dismisses his chances as …

Posted January 29th, 2014

Why Would Santorum Want To Run Again?

Chris Moody reports that Rick Santorum is busily preparing for another presidential …

Posted January 28th, 2014

What Republicans Need to Understand About the Iraq War

Jeremy Lott acknowledges the political obstacles, but tells Republican politicians that they …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Walker Is Already Overrated

Nate Cohn writes that Scott Walker could be a unifying consensus candidate …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The Fruitless Search for a Republican “White Knight” in 2012

It seems that the 2012 Republican fantasy candidate obsession was not limited …

Posted November 1st, 2013