Many people have discussed this, and I have talked this over with many people. And as a Pennsylvanian, I feel as though I should give my reasoning why Rick Santorum‘s Senate loss does not mean anything.
First, is that he went up against a second generation politician, Robert Casey Jr. His father was a successful governor, and did things for Pennsylvania. So people immediately thought that it was going to be the second coming of Robert Casey. Some Santorum supporters even defected just because of his name alone. People later found out that Casey Jr. was nothing like his father.
The second reason. The year that he lost, the Democrats got a majority in the Congress with 233-202, and the senate tied with 49-49. Sometimes the Democrats include the Independents, which makes it 51-49. So Santorum was not the only Senator to lose his seat in that election year. Although when you hear it talked about, they make it sound as though he was the only one to lose his seat.
So really, his senate loss means nothing in this presidential race.
- Evangelicals And Conservatives Rally Around Rick Santorum (theamericanteaman.com)
- Robert Traynham: Rick Santorum’s rise not a surprise to those who know him (thegrio.com)
- Iowa Was Actually ‘a Split Decision’ – Who won? Well, either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum (tribuneofthepeople.com)