Gingrich is more accomplished and talented but not more conservative.
If the media weren’t so dumb I bet they could have asked Santorum many more gotcha questions than just the one about contraception, because he is far to the right of what Americans are comfortable with. As his comments on Kennedy may indicate, I doubt he believes in separation of church and state. He’s more like an old-fashioned Torie or ancien regime supporter than any candidate in recent memory, and those are the true right-wing extremists, not Nazis and fascists.
No mainstream definition of “conservatism” includes eliminating the establishment clause of the Constitution.
Most of the attacks on Rick’s record here were based on his big-spending ways under Bush, his backing of unions, his endorsements of Specter and Romney, etc.
You sound like you are off your meds...or need meds.