Santorum probably could have become the Republican nominee if he just admitted that he drank a lot. Americans would understand. "Oh, Ricky just gets that way when he's hitting the bottle. He doesn't really mean it. Let him sleep it off."
"My mom is always like 'I can't believe you got drunk and then drove our new car into a lake again'. I'm like fuck you! I like to party! You're just mad because you can't party as hard as me! Delta Chi forever!"