Rick Santorum has conjured up a fresh way to make himself look culturally oblivious, and this time, it's scatological. A new anti-Romney ad features a guy who looks a lot like Romney shooting brown sticky balls of what looks like poop at cardboard cutouts of Santorum, a guy whose name has redefined by the internet as anal sex discharge. Rick, what are you doing?

The two nearly equally embarrassing Republican frontrunners, who are at a dead heat nationally but have Santorum leading in some key states with upcoming primaries, have predictably taken the quest for the Presidential nomination in a negative direction. Romney's camp is reminding voters that Rick Santorum used to be a Senator and Senators spend time in Washington, and Washington is bad. Santorum's camp is reminding voters that Mitt Romney is from Massachusetts, which is even worse than being from Washington.

I'm curious as to who in the Santorum camp gave this the okay. While supporters of Santorum's hyper-regressive agenda probably don't care that he's offended gay people and supporters of gay rights, reminding them just how much a slice of mainstream America absolutely disdains the candidate can't bode well for his chances to win a general election. Could there be an ad that alluded more to the alternative definition of Santorum than this? The splatter on Romney's shirt at the end of the ad even resembles the spatter in the background of the Spreading Santorum website.

At any rate, we can safely assume that both candidates are desperate and full of shit.