Have You Ever Been Mellow, Rick Santorum?

Have You Ever Been Mellow, Rick Santorum?

Have You Ever Been Mellow, Rick Santorum?

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Feb. 16 2012 11:50 AM

Have You Ever Been Mellow, Rick Santorum?

My new piece looks at Rick Santorum's extremely measured reaction to Washington's new gay marriage law as a part of his 2.0 persona: The guy who doesn't jump on every culture war bend and turn. Benjy Sarlin had a similar piece last month, but the politically important piece of this is Santorum's decision not to give poor families advice -- like how it's not the worst thing in the world to struggle -- as he talks about America's moral renaissance.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.