I’m beginning to feel that unless I run for president, my new novel will never get published. That occurred to me again this week when I read a blurb that Rick Santorum will be hustling his latest book in Fairlawn on Friday at an Ohio Christian Alliance luncheon. It’s another stop along his campaigning book tour in Ohio.

SantorumDewineAs you may be well aware, Santorum is a multitasking Republican political preacher who has warned that America will be destroyed by a hellish revolution if we misfits don’t mend our ways. As a professed expert in the field of salvation – for both country and soul – Santorum has found his niche audiences wherever they turn up for a fire and brimstone book-signing lunch.

The book’s pulsating title is Blue Collar Conservatives, which sort of grabs you with what has become a political cliche much like “hard-working taxpayers” . There are countless taxpayers, however, who don’t work nearly as hard as the politicians who run around the country telling them that they are working too hard to pay taxes.

But having sought the presidency in 2012, Santorum may consider Akron to be fertile ground for his sermonesque thoughts. So convinced that the former Pennsylvania senator would carry Ohio, Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine startled some of the GOP brethren by cold-turkey switching his loyalty from Mitt Romney to Santorum. DeWine has always shown an interest in presumed God particles.

You may also recall that Summit County Republican Chairman Alex Arshinkoff apparently agreed that Santorum would be the perfect pulpeteering man at the county GOP dinner, which packed the house with Santorum believers (and dollars) , who went on to crown him with a meaningless overwhelming straw vote victory.

About the blue collars: In my hometown I watched the coal miners trudge past our house with empty lunch pails after a day in the nearby Standard Shaft mines. Their collars were black with coal dust. And “shaft” by the mine owners, from company houses to the company store, had a special meaning for us.

If it would help my presidential campaign, maybe I’ll stick that in the novel.

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Reposted from Grumpy Abe

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