Battlefield Ohio: Santorum Passes Through Ohio, Says Stupid Stuff Along the Way

What? You want me to clarify that last statement? Okay, but first . . . look at this sweater vest. Uh huh, keep looking.
  • "What? You want me to clarify that last statement? Okay, but first . . . look at this sweater vest. Uh huh, keep looking."

Former Senator and current GOP Presidential flavor-of-the-month Rick Santorum made a quick tour of Ohio over the weekend. The candidate, now polling higher than Mitt Romney among Buckeye Republicans, has called the state “ground zero” in his bid to out-maneuver the former Massachusetts governor for the nod. But even though the hit-it-and-quit-it circuit put the candidate before a lot of potential voters, it looks like Santorum made more ground in the gaffe department than in the hearts and minds of Ohioans.

For those of you keeping score at home, the tour provided Santorum the open-mic opportunity to, among other things, insult the President's faith, deny science, and call into question public education — all in a weekend's work.

Santorum's taking the most heat for his earlier comments about President Obama's religious faith, which the Sweater Vest Savior said was based on “some phony theology, not a theology based on the Bible.” At a Steubenville stop, Santorum offered an explanation, an explanation so lame it might in fact take home the Blue Ribbon in the Worst Political Backtrack — Primary Season category.

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