In his column for Sunday, George Will concedes that the GOP may well not win the White House in 2012. He urges conservatives to focus on keeping the House and taking the Senate.
But if the big win that Will foresees for Obama occurs, it will be impossible for the GOP to gain control of Congress. The same forces that doom the GOP presidential nominee will poison those down ballot from him.
Voters are not going to reject just Mitt or Santorum as individuals, although they will certainly do that, but GOP extremism and out-of-touchness as a whole, on issues like birth control, where the current Republicans in Congress seem to be doing their utmost to alienate and infuriate moderates and independents.
George, appealing to 20% of the electorate isn’t going to win you any branch of government.