The difference is that Santurom has won more than 2 states and he has places 2nd in more of the others than Gingrich has.
Right now, Gingrich is the hucka-hanger-on that is causing the conservative vote to be split.
In other news, Santorum does not have the political structure in some states.
Some time after SuperTuesday, more states become winner-take-all. Thus, placing or showing doesn’t even get a delegate. That UPs the game.
You do know that Gingrich has many more delegates than Santorum, don’t you?
Newt Gingrich has more “hard” delegates than Santorum.
Need to Nominate 1,144
W Romney 302
N Gingrich 96
R Santorum 79
R Paul 16
J Huntsman 2
Santorum has not been organized or had the money to pre-plan for primaries. So he goes in a wins in a state, such as in Ohio, and because he didn’t get his delegates dedicated BEFORE the primary, all those delegates go to Romney. Gingrich had done the work and unfortunately it appears that Santorum is working to be Romney’s VP.