I spend a lot of time complaining about the sheer inanity of the US political press. But after the Iowa caucus results last night, I think it may have hit a new low.
Until last night, Rick Santorum was a joke candidate. Best known for the result one pulls up on Google when running a search on his last name, this is a man who has recently declared that the government should prohibit US citizens from using any form of contraception, and that no one should be having sex unless it is for the purposes of procreation.
You get that? His official presidential policy is: No Americans Are Allowed to Have Sex Just For Fun.
None of that has changed. And yet . . . I've been scanning the political punditry all day, and I've yet to see anybody claim other than that Rick "Frothy" Santorum is a credible candidate for the US presidency.
Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?
Either the world's gone insane or I have, but there is just no way in hell a guy whose presidential platforms is: The proper role of the government is to regulate your sex lives, Americans is anything other than a joke. I don't care if he did only lose the Iowa caucuses by 8 votes.
It simply boggles my mind that under the modern rules of political punditry they actually have to take this guy seriously.