The Corner

The Santorum Challenge

In this week’s Bloomberg View column I write:

The latest not-Romney is the strongest one yet. Mitt Romney has beaten back challenges from Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich in succession.

But in Rick Santorum he faces a rival for the Republican presidential nomination who lacks those candidates’ glaring flaws and has some notable advantages over him.

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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