Santorum is where he is at now because he was the last Anti-Romney to “peak” but if he were to have said something like this a while back, he would be worse toast than Herman Cain. Its too bad that Newt peaked so early leaving Santorum to make an a** out of himself with comments like that.
This is exactly how I see it.
Santorum is the same bad candidate he has always been, but he is essentially the last non-Romney standing and base conservatives simply don't have anywhere else to go if they want to register a protest vote.
I support Newt and hope he stays till the end. At least it gives me hope for a miracle. Unfortunately, I've concluded that the very things I like about Gingrich just don't seem to appeal to enough voters. I show his speeches to coworkers and friends and many just say he sounds too "strident" or too "opinionated". I guess, at least so far, Newt is not coming off to the public as the happy warrior I see.
If Santorum had strickly stuck to economic issues and left the social issues alone he just might have made it.
The old Clinton playbook from the 1992 campaign fits more now than then. IT’S THE DAMN ECONOMY STUPID”