When the privately-owned major media places Mitt Romney as the front-runner, I laugh. He lost in 2008 to John McCain and we know how well McCain did against Obama. Newt Gingrich is an intelligent man and has a strong love for America, but he stands for killing American citizens that are labelled "terrorists" or "enemy combatants" by "intelligence" and that is okay? Santorum wants the government to define marriage and I say that is the province of faith and religion and not government. The marriage license issued by a State is a contract between two people who upon their oaths (vows) pledge to love one another and take of each other. Legally they need to be entitled the same benefits as any other couple relationship.
We don't want our troops to be tortured, so it is only fitting that we do not employ such methods on others. It is not a matter of effectiveness or necessity. It it a matter of leading by example.
JFK said, "Ask not, what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." What you can do is save the United States, and elect Ron Paul as President in 2012.