Santorum's robocall maneuver in Michigan strikes at the heart of his message

Rick Santorum didn't invite Democrats to join his team because he stands for principles that they believe in. Rick Santorum's robocall maneuver trying to convince Democrats to vote for him in the Michigan GOP primary says a lot about his core beliefs.  It suggests that he's an advocate of the Vince Lombardi school of politics, and Lombardi's creed was simple: "Winning isn't everything.  It's the only thing." You can see evidence of Santorum's application of that creed in other instances as well.  For example, he said that as a U.S. Senator he voted against his principles on the No Child Left Behind legislation and he justified his vote by saying, "I took one for the team": "I have to admit, I voted for that, it was against the principles I believed in, but you know, when you're part of the team, sometimes you take one for the team, for the leader, and I made a mistake. You know, politics is a team sports, folks, and sometimes you've got to rally together and do...(Read Full Post)