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Iowa Straw Poll…Santorum Offers To Bring The Jelly

03 August 2011
by Bridgette P. LaVictoire

If things were not bad enough for Rick Santorum, it is doubtful that he is going to be able to shake the image that he is a closet gay man, and worse, that he is going to shake off his Google problem. The former Republicans Senator from Pennsylvania is bringing some home made peach jam to the Iowa straw poll. Yes, Santorum is bringing jelly to bribe people into voting for him.

Perhaps we should be glad that he is not doing this in Kentucky.

He is bringing some 40 jars of “Pennsylvania Presidential Peach Preserves” that he and his children made. They have fruit trees back home.

TalkingPointsMemo did point out:

Don’t count out this tactic completely. In the 1840 presidential election, one thing the opposition Whig Party did to cement its momentum from the economic depression was to mount a national effort of handing out hard cider at campaign events, tying it to the manufactured image of nominee William Henry Harrison as a rugged outdoorsman. Though come to think of it, 40 jars of peach jelly probably isn’t as convincing as hard cider.

Yes, somehow homemade preserves are really going to make Santorum seem like a rugged straight man.

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