The "win" is bragging rights, nothing more.
It is certainly sad the establishment has fooled the electorate. Sadder still Santorum hasn't been properly vetted.
The problem is, Santorum probably WON'T be properly vetted until after a theoretical win and nomination.
At which point, his record will be thorough exposed by the media, and he will lose to Obama in a landslide. Mississippi and Alabama may well be the only states he takes in the general. That's just how lousy of a candidate Santorum would be when facing the nation as a whole.
Get real. You Newt supporters have been peddling this whole "Southern Strategy" nonsense for weeks now. Newt said he needed to win these states to make the argument that he was viable. HE FAILED. Rick just picked up two states in his own "back yard". Time for you to face facts.
Newt is done. Don’t you see that? He really needs to give up the ghost. He has lost Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. His so-called southern strategy is in tatters. He has lost 22 primaries and won two, his home state and the one right next to it.
If they had a re-do in South Carolina now, Santorum would probably beat him.
Newt’s presence in the race helps Willard Romney and him alone.