Comment: In the Primaries

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In the Primaries

During the primaries, he was forced to pander to the uneducated backwater evangelicals (Santorum voters). Then, in the General Election, he had to distance himself from them. This contributed to his flip flop problem that already existed.
The conundrum- The GOP needs to attract minority votes but has the problem of potentially scaring away all the crackers that form a big part of current base.
Take a look at the red state map - Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia etc - Do you think it is just a co-incidence that these are among the least educated states in the country? Santorum got one thing right- "We'll never have the smart people on our side"