The Corner

Re: A Santorum Surge?

Santorum has had a major chicken-and-egg problem. I get the impression social conservatives in Iowa have been leery of supporting him because he’s been so low in the polls, meaning he stays low in the polls. He’s always needed something to give him an initial boost of plausibility. Maybe this is it, but who knows? I tend to believe one of the three, Perry, Bachmann, or Santorum, is going to get a big boost at the end. Here, by the way, is Walter Shapiro on why Santorum is more impressive on the stump than Perry.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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