I really can't understand how the likes of Santorum can be getting this kind of support. It almost seems as though Republican moderates are sitting this one out. You would have thought that Republicans would have learned from the last election where so many people voted against McCain because of his ultra conservative pick of Palin, a similarly mentally-challenged candidate whose focus was on these fringe social issues instead of discussing complex problems they don't understand or have a clue about. I would truly love someone to explain what they see happening in the Republican Party these days. The latest legislation trying to take away women's rights over their bodies based on someone else's religious beliefs, beliefs that are not shared by a majority of citizens, has me shocked. I've talked to friends on both sides of the political spectrum (liberal and conservative) and they all are speaking against blurring the line between separation of church and state and are vehemently against legislation against contraceptive use for women. So many comments are expressing confusion like me about how out of touch the Republicans seem to be as they focus on such ridiculous laws while the big problems like our economy, deficit, jobs are ignored. What are they thinking?! Pennsylvania wouldn't even vote Santorum back into office and there is quite a conservative base there. Does anyone have an opinion about this shift in the Republican Party?