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Rick Santorum's Impossible Dream

elbis Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 12:39 PM
Santorum appeared to be the true conservative and did not change his views from one townhall meeting to the next. It looks like the GOP and DNC got what they were after, Mitt Romney as candidate.

Most campaigns have a musical theme. Rick Santorum, who "suspended" his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, might have selected the song "The Impossible Dream."

Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start. He lost his last Senate race and had been out of office -- and out of mind -- for the last few years; not exactly a platform on which one usually runs for president.

Political "experts" believed his chief foe, Mitt Romney, was unbeatable. Santorum played an important role by exposing some of Romney's weaknesses, but early enough that it will help Romney in...