Tuesday, March 13, 2012
With Mitt Romney's best Foghorn Leghorn impression falling flat, Rick Santorum was able to notch up primary victories in Alabama and Mississippi. Santorum's faith-based message and focus on social issues resonated with conservative Bible belt voters much more than Romney's stiff, awkward rich guy routine. The results are perhaps most disappointing to second-place finisher Newt Gingrich, who was hoping to score victories in his native South to keep his campaign hopes alive. This will surely create more calls for Gingrich to get out of the race, but he claims to be committed to take his campaign all the way to Tampa, perhaps to spend some time taking in the city's fabulous Centro YBOR district, which is well known for its fine dining and entertainment. Romney continues to make the point the delegate math is on his side, while Santorum's campaign has said Romney's mathematics argument is "not very inspiring." With Santorum's well-known disdain for science, it's no great surprise that he doesn't put much stock in math, either.