Santorum

by Rich Lowry

Rove predicts he’ll inch out Gingrich. He has to hope that South Carolina cares as little about New Hampshire as New Hampshire cares about Iowa; that Gingrich is discrediting himself with his Bain attacks and that Perry can’t get off the mat; that the anti-Romney ads cut; and that South Carolinians are in the mood to slow the rush to coronate Romney. None of this is implausible, but he’d be much better positioned if he’d managed a strong finish tonight.