Now that Rick Santorum is kind of the Republican frontrunner, all of his years of dumb statements are coming back to bite him on the ass. Here he is on video in 2008 saying that Protestantism "is a shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it." You certainly don't need the Protestant vote if you're running for president as a Republican, right?

And here he is being asked about his comments on the "weird socialization" that kids get in public schools. In his 2005 book It Takes a Family, Santorum said that was an argument for home schooling. Now, he says it's more of an argument for one-room schoolhouses.

The big question is whether these old comments—and I have no doubt that there will be many more of these old comments cropping up in the coming days—are enough to turn a majority of Republican voters off. I'm not so sure that's the case; I bet the hardcore, primary-voting Republican base would welcome a return to one-room schoolhouses.