Time to ship the Santorum Surge to the Smithsonian’s collection of Unfortunate Metaphors
With Eric Cantor, Tom Coburn and John Ashcroft’s endorsements, Barbara Bush making robocalls and the Drudge Report ignoring the biggest story of the campaign, the GOP establishment is determined to make Super Tuesday Mitt Romney’s big night. And it will probably work.
I think the story of the night will be that Rick Santorum would have won Ohio if he’d been on the ballot all over the state. He’s not. Instead, Mitt will take most of the delegates and Gingrich will do second best.
By the end of the week, Santorum’s campaign could be over. Why do I say that? The way he’s walked back his comments on JFK and college along with his complaints about spending his kids’ college fund indicate he’s looking at his watch. It may be time to go.
Then the interesting question becomes can some sort of explosives team be sent in to defuse Newt Gingrich. Rick Santorum depends completely on the GOP elite to make his easy money. Newt is a bit of an industry unto himself.
The biggest tactical error Mitt Romney has made so far in this campaign filled with tactical errors was going after Newt in a vicious way in Iowa. Newt would have self-destructed but Mitt didn’t have the confidence to wait. Now Newt Gingrich is determined to make his stand all the way through this summer.
Of course, I hope that’s what will happen. There’s nothing funnier that a high and mighty Newt in a huff, unless you’re married to him.
What do you think will happen on Super Tuesday? Who will be the big winner, besides President Obama?