(MENAFN - Arab News) Almost half way through the Republican primaries and Mitt Romney has bagged more than the other candidates combined, but he has failed to win over the far-right evangelical votes.
The only scenario which may be acceptable to the neo-cons is to offer Eric Santorum the vice presidency similar to what John McCain did when he brought in Sarah Palin. This will please both fiscal conservatives with social conservatives.
Some of the utterances of the so-called social conservative Republican presidential candidates would frighten many in the world for their fascist views and demagoguery. All the three candidates excluding Ron Paul are competing to be more Zionist than many Israelis. Sometimes the Israelis themselves must be laughing all the way to the banks, as "how a small country" can have such a stranglehold on such a big pluralistic and highly advanced and intellectual nation - it is just mind boggling.
This shows how bad has US politics become, in terms of politicians being influenced by minority 1 percent which has sway and control over 99 percent through the current election campaign financing rules, and the clout these powerful and rich have, especially in powerful media which always tell incomplete truth out of context and misinformation and scare tactics. The world would never be a better place until the big and powerful nations coalesce around values based on universally upheld law and justice.
The recent positions of some permanent members of UNSC are an evidence of how strategic interests supersede minimum human values - preservation of lives and pursuit of happiness including God given basic freedoms.