Talk show host Alan Colmes cites a tragic event in the Santorum’s life as a reason why voters will turn away from him……………………….
“Once they get a hold of the crazy things he’s said and done like taking his two-hour old baby who died right after childbirth home and played with it for a couple of hours so his other children would know that the child was real,” Democratic commentator Alan Colmes said on FOX News today.
“That’s a cheap shot, Alan. To say it’s crazy, something that’s that personal and hurtful as losing a child and to mock it like that is beyond the pale and beneath you,” Colmes’ conservative opponent Rich Lowry said after the personal attack.
“I even think some of the dastardly characters we have in the main stream media are not going to go as low as you just have Alan,” National Review editor Rick Lowry said later in the conversation.
On a side note:
Who are any of us to question or judge the personal reasons behind the decision that Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, made at a very trying time in their life, in the lives of their other children, on how they would handle the loss of a child at childbirth. Additionally, the Santorum’s have faced additional challenges in the birth of their last child, who was born with a genetic disorder.
UPDATE: On FOXNews’ Hannity, Rick Santorum said that Alan Colmes had called him after the broadcast to apologize to him and his wife for his insensitive remarks.
For those interested, Karen Santorum wrote a book about their son Gabriel, and their experience.