Santorum is revealing a dark side

Ultimately, the campaigns do reflect the personality of the candidate, and the dark, twisted ad that Carter referred to today does suggest something about Santorum.  It suggests something about his view of the world, his personal disposition, and his judgment.  Was this ad really supposed to influence anybody?  Or just rile the already riled?

Earlier today, I mentioned that Santorum has a choice to make – will he be an angry spoiler who will wage a gratuitous fight, or does he want to try and be a graceful, useful resource for the GOP in 2012?  I was referring to this ad in part when I made that comment.  Well, today he has gone even further to demonstrate his dark frame of mind.  He had outrageous things to say about Romney, and then when he was challenged by a reporter, he lost control.  He used profanity and looked like anything but a president. 

It’s said that a presidential campaign strips you bare and reveals your core.  Santorum is revealing a lot about himself and hurting his campaign and the Republican Party by doing so.  Enough is enough. 

Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, a political consultant and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991.

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