As Michele Bachmann fades, Rick Santorum is trying to use her decline to improve his own poor standings. He has said that some of Bachmann’s Iowa staff have approached him about defecting.
But how many Americans know that in 1996, Rick and his wife Karen brought home the body of their son Gabriel, who had died in the hospital two hours after his birth, to meet their living young children and kept the body overnight? And, when they find out, how many Americans will not be creeped out by this?
The kiss of death in American politics is the “weirdness” factor. Rick Santorum will never get past this.
I suspect his children will never get past meeting their dead baby brother. Someone should start a fund for the therapy they will obviously need for the rest of their lives.