Radio Clown Mark Levin Suggests Santorum, Allen Should Seek 2008 GOP Nomination
No, it's true.
Radio ranter Mark Levin, by his own admission "going against today's conventional wisdom," suggested in a Friday column on National Review Online that outgoing Sens. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and George Allen (R-VA) should consider running for president in 2008.
"I still consider Santorum and Allen among the best and most appealing conservatives on the scene," he wrote.
It's a fringe right fantasy come true, but the truth is, Democrats would love the chance to take on Santorum or Allen.
Santorum was trounced on Tuesday -- the weakest performance by an incumbent Senator in recent memory -- after a race in which multiple false statements didn't budge his poll numbers.
But Levin has always liked Santorum, seeming ignoring when the Pennsylvanian appeared to distance himself from President Bush's agenda.
Meanwhile, Levin also remains loyal to Allen.
Is it possible to have had a more error-prone re-election campaign than Allen had this year in Virginia? Presidential timber? I just don't see it.
Allen had a 20-point lead over Democrat Jim Webb in an April poll. That lead was still 10 points in July. And really, it shouldn't have gotten much closer than that.
But somewhere between being caught on tape uttering "macaca" and having his staffers caught on tape assaulting a University of Virginia student and former marine, too many Virginians lost faith in Allen.
Conservative may blame the "liberal media" for keeping various Allen stories alive. But the problem was, Allen was slow to apologize, and then offered lame apologies at that.
Allen defended questionably racist decisions during a Meet The Press debate by suggesting those decisions were made because he was a rebellious "kid" -- even though some of the incidents occurred from age 25 to 41. After the assault was caught on tape, CNN reported Allen's response was "Things like that happen."
Hey, if this is who Levin thinks should represent the party, so be it. Maybe Levin thinks that Santorum and Allen couldn't do this badly on the national stage.
He'd be wrong, of course. But then again, Levin is seldom right.