Uh, Rick Santorum won TWO TERMS in the Senate for the State of PA, or did you miss that?
He was in 2nd place in the Republican primary races, with NO ONE close behind him, and would have won if
Additionally, in 1990, at age 32, Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district by pulling off a significant upset in the heavily Democratic district, defeating seven-term Democratic incumbent Doug Walgren by a 51%49% margin. Although the 18th District was redrawn for the 1992 elections, and the new district had a 3:1 ratio of registered Democrats to Republicans, Santorum still won re-election with 61% of the vote.
So, explain to us again how Santorum needs to beat someone? But then, I'll bet you thought Romney was just the perfect candidate, didn't you?
Santorum was kicked out of his Senate seat by a bigger, more history making margin than Christine o’Donnell lost her election, and she wasn’t the incumbent.
Santorum admits that he switched to pro-life for that 1990 race.
Six years later Santorum was endorsing and appearing with his choice for president, Arlen Specter, who was running on a platform to make the GOP pro-abortion.
Santorum was devoted to Specter until Specter was driven from politics, then Santorum became a pro-Romney guy, and sang his praises to the sky.
Santorum is very much like Romney, and even was anti-Reagan and pro-moderate during the Reagan years.