Attorney General Mike DeWine has decided to change his presidential candidate endorsement again, first from Tim Paulenty, then Mitt Romney and now to Rick Santorum.

Ohio’s conservatives have long referred to Attorney General Mike DeWine as a RINO, calling his conservative values into question. Maybe he decided he’d show them all by backing the most radical of the social conservatives in the race.

Or maybe, in the middle of the fight over the Ohio Republican Party, DeWine has decided to get out in front of Kasich, just to make the Governor’s endorsement that much less important.

Or maybe he thinks he’d make a good VP choice and he’s just choosing to back whoever happens to be in the lead at the moment.

I’m not exactly sure what DeWine hopes to accomplish out of this, but it is certainly unlikely to win DeWine any points with radical conservatives who agree with Rick Santorum. Moreover, giving Rick Santorum any sort of credibility for his anti-gay, anti-woman message is dangerous and risky.

The Santorum campaign is convoy of tanker trucks full of radical, homophobic, anti-woman bullshit speeding across the country and spilling their foul smelling cargo all over America’s roads.

And Mike DeWine just jumped on board.

Given how many times DeWine has changed his endorsement, you’d think his candidate of choice would be Mitt Romney. But nope: he’s decided to align himself with the biggest wackadoodle (to quote from our folksy governor) in the race.

Hey reporters: next time you see Mike please ask him if he, like Santorum, thinks rape babies are gifts from God.

Here, my friends, is what our esteemed Attorney General is aligning himself with:

 
  • Anonymous

    Santorum-DeWine?
    Bring it!

  • Pilib4

    My guess is (and that is what all of us are doing), Mike DeWine spent time with Santorum in the Senate. I am sure they cooperated on Senate Bills on occassion (not just the “votes for felons” bill). They also share the same religion, perhaps they attended mass together. We attended mass with Mike DeWine when we lived in the same community (I’m not saying that alone is a criteria for a DeWine endorsement). 

    It is true that DeWine has always been independent in his political thinking.  Most notably his support for the preservation/protection of the Darby Creek watershed. 

    But the area where Kasich really parts company with the lunatic fringe of his party is  handguns!  DeWine is the only Republican ever to be supported by the Brady Campaign. He voted:  against prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers (2004, 2005),  Yes on requiring background checks at gun shows, No on loosening license and background checks at gun shows, co-sponsor to renew ban on common semi-automatic weapons  etc. DeWine was one of two Repubs to vote against the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” and authored SB 954 extend lifetime ban on gun ownership to those who are convicted in a foreign country.  DeWine paid dearly for disobeying the all-powerful gun lobby.   

    Mike DeWine switching his endorsement from Willard to Santorum is just another example of his political independence or naivete. I doubt very much that he sees himself as Santorum’s running mate. More likely, he is probably positioning himself in the fray with Kasick. 

    Having said all this about Mike, I have always voted for his opponent, whether it be Rich Cordray, Sherrod Brown or John Glenn etal. 

  • Dmoore2222

    Out of the 2010 republican sweep we get this kind of sideshow. Keep digging boys!

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