Santorum

Call me a bit astounded at the GOP’s primary process that currently pits Romney against Santorum as the number two guy.  Let’s quickly review all of the other candidates that “popped” previously in the process and gave Romney a run for his money:

Herman Cain and his ‘999’

Michelle Bachman and her tea party caché

Rick Perry and his amazing résumé

Newt Gingrich and his stunning debate performances

Then let’s consider candidates like Tim Pawlenty who early in the race polled at higher levels than Santorum, but dropped out like a gentleman.  Ron Paul also has polled higher than Santorum for a good stretch of the campaign.

Is Santorum rising now simply because he was the worst of all of the other options?  If not, what explains his failure to connect with voters earlier like most all of his competitors?

More here.  Interesting quote from the article:

“Well, as you know, those delegates had to be filed in Virginia and all the way back in early part of December,” Santorum said. “And, you know, look, I’ll be honest, I mean, I was running across the state of Iowa and, you know, sitting in 2 percent of the national polls, with very, very limited resources, you know, we didn’t have the ability to go out.”

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One thought on “Santorum

  1. You have to assume that Romney will keep the 30% of the vote he’s had for the last 6 years. As long as he does that Santorum is already (basically) mathematically eliminated from an outright victory, even if the other two candidates drop out of the race. I think it’s getting pretty close to time for everyone to bow out gracefully and start re-building Romney if the Republicans are to have any chance in November.

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