Guns and Bibles
That Rick Santorum is polling double figures in Republican contests confirms this is a B Team contest. But I warmed to the line from his election night speech in support of Americans who live for their guns and Bibles.
It does inspire this thought, however.
Imagine if a senior Iranian politician – a candidate for leadership – said his people should rally around the Koran and their guns.
And imagine the huffing and puffing on Fox, the op eds from the neo cons, the grim faced commentary from the Washington elite that this confirms the threat from Teheran and that war was all the more likely as a result.
There is little sense in the great republic, the US, of how its domestic antics get projected in the wider world.