The sexual synonym has been bouncing around at the bottom of the polls, but it’s not for want of trying to leverage his homophobia for votes. Santorum insulted a gay soldier during a presidential debate, suggested using anti-LGBT rhetoric to attract Hispanic voters and opined that comparing gay marriage to heterosexual marriage was like comparing a paper towel to a napkin. (Don’t worry if you didn’t get that last one. Nobody did.)
Still, he’s not getting any love from the Republican base. Apparently, fewer party members appreciate a good homosexuality=bestiality analogy than we thought.