Santorum is Dead Wrong

“We [the Republican Party] need to be more like Pope Francis. He hasn’t changed one doctrine about the Catholic Church and yet his press is five times better than what it was. We [the Republican Party] need to do the same thing.”

— Rick Santorum

If you are a Republican who persists in the belief that the GOP’s core problem is bad PR, you are part of our problem.

What we are facing is a fundamental crisis in our party, born not out of some shift in the core values of the American people, but on a Republican agenda that is not only out of step with the times, it is an outright rejection of everything our party has stood for since Abraham Lincoln took office.

We have allowed religious and ideological fundamentalists to take control of the party. That is our problem. Until we deal with that, all PR would be is spin and obfuscation through which the American people will readily see.

Keep believing that, Rick. But understand that you will make us a rump, irrelevant minority party before 2020 if you have your way.

Tip of the hat to Dan Harris for catching this quote.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

One thought on “Santorum is Dead Wrong”

  1. I think you’re absolutely right, David, and I would certainly welcome a Republican return to something resembling sanity. The Republican platform of half a century ago looks like the Democratic one today. A recent attempt to attract minority voters was attended by exactly zero people. Republican spokespersons routinely spout policy that is based on false information, wishful thinking, and illogical conclusions. Republicans in the public eye often express outright racism. Surely it could be better.

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