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A Turn Toward Santorum?

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I wonder if conservatives sympathetic to Gingrich are beginning to quit on him. In our home-page poll today–all the usual caveats: unscientific and all that–we asked whether Santorum or Gingrich is a better alternative to Romney, and Santorum has been winning 80 percent to 20 percent all day long. You wouldn’t have had that result two weeks ago. Tomorrow, we’ll see if Santorum can pull it off in Missouri and Minnesota and put himself back on the radar screen in a way that he hasn’t been since Newt eclipsed him a month ago with his nuclear attack on Bain. (And don’t miss Quin’s piece on Santorum on the home page.)

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

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