"It's not glamorous, and you're not out there raising money, but you're doing what the money is ultimately supposed to do — getting votes," said Santorum, who earlier in the day drew 10 people to a noon meeting in nearby Panora. "This is a lot more fun than being on the phone raising money."Actually, that's a hell of a fair point--anything sounds better than having to do a one-on-one call to wheedle money out of some rich folks. It sounds like operating a phone sex line for nasty people with a cutting food stamps fetish where they are especially turned on when you call them.
So in the middle of the workday in Hamlin, a township of under 300 people, Santorum said he saw one person as a good crowd.
And I also wonder if low turnout is probably going to be a thing now that we've got so very many people running for 2016 and hanging out in Iowa generally.
"Say, there's nothing new at the Cineplex, what do you want to do?"(Sometimes the wanting to be someplace else is actually palpable.)
"Well, there's a presidential candidate in town, want to go stare at him?"
"Oh, you know I hate that. They always seem so sad, like they'd rather be someplace else."
I think Santorum probably isn't going to have quite the success he did in 2012--but who knows? At least he isn't being objectively pro-molester, like Mike Huckabee, and isn't under indictment for anything. Still and all, I don't see a happy ending for Santorum.