… and libertarians are too dogmatic to be elected?

According to press reports,

Rick Santorum on Friday proposed amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage … as part of a broad appeal to social conservatives in his race for the GOP presidential nomination.

Of course, a side effect of this strategy would be to make himself completely unelectable in a general election against Barack Obama.

This is another example of how some Republicans amuse me. They can berate libertarians for being so dogmatic and inflexible as to be unelectable, then praise someone like Santorum for doing exactly the same thing. Apparently such impractical dogmatism is acceptable when it comes to homosexuals, but not free markets.

‘Tis a pity.