Monday, December 3, 2012

Santorum will pen a column for World Net Daily


World Net Daily announces that Rick Santorum will write an exclusive, weekly column for the internet magazine.

WND is aggressively socially-conservative and hawkish on Israel, which puts it right in Santorum's ideological wheelhouse.

But WND also has a penchant for indulging conspiracy theories and has been the home of many an article on birtherism. In fact, the site has even questioned Marco Rubio's eligibility for president!

Santorum's association with the magazine might reinforce his ties with social conservatives, but do those ties really need reinforcing?

And at worst, WND's reputation for being a conspiracy mill could further raise questions about his appeal to mainstream Republicans.

Btw, Santorum is reportedly telling friends he's planning a 2016 run, so he remains a relevant player -- if not a terribly imposing one in a potentially giant 2016 field.