The Corner

Roll Call On Santorum

“Santorum says that once he made the decision to support his home-state colleague, there was only one way for him to go about it–full-throttle. . . . ‘That was a courageous thing to do,’ said Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), adding that it would help demonstrate Santorum’s commitment to the so-called ‘Old Bull’ veterans who have tended to view him mostly as a firebrand. . . . Pointing to Specter’s razor-thin 12,000-vote edge, [one anonymous Republican senator] said of Santorum: ‘Most importantly, he delivers.’ . . . Specter, in an interview, [called] Santorum’s aid ‘enormously helpful. He went above and beyond the call.’ [That’s one point on which the Toomey camp agrees with Specter–RP] . . . Specter said [that] Santorum has his vote for any future leadership race–’anything, including president.’”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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