New York Times columnist Charles Blow had an interesting observation about Rick Santorum this morning:
Santorum may now cloak his current views in Catholic fundamentalism and Constitutional literalism, but, at their root, they are his reaction to, and revulsion for, the social-sexual liberation that began in the 1960s. In fact, Santorum’s distaste for the sexual revolution of the 1960s leaks over into a deep dislike of everything that the 1960s represents….The kind of conservatism that Santorum represents has been described as a war on women, but I would rephrase that. It’s a war on sex beyond the confines of traditional marriage and strict heterosexuality in which women, particularly poor ones, and gays, particularly open ones, are likely to suffer the greatest casualties.
Rick Santorum has more hangups than a nightclub coat rack in January. He appears to be a sexually stunted individual who is stuck in the 1950’s — or even the 1850’s. He does not need tobe president — he simply needs a team of qualified therapists to get him over his irrational fear of human sexuality.