4. Rick Santorum (12%)...It's been a bad week for the Santorum campaign. It's obvious the bungled Iowa Caucuses that should've vaulted him into major contention instead really did a number on him, and this alleged show of support from all these pro-family/pro-life leaders he was supposed to get after this meeting in Texas never materialized. Sadly, I’m not that surprised, because the same thing that has happened to Santorum also happened to Mike Huckabee four years ago, which is what my book We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again is all about. Santorum benefited in Iowa from Michele Bachmann supporters breaking for him late once they saw he had the momentum, a dynamic that will likely work against Santorum in South Carolina. There he will lose support to Gingrich from those who sense that's where the momentum is and want to stop Romney’s coronation.
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