Your defense of Santorum is admirable, but the same thing was not offered on behalf of Newt Gingrich by most here. In fact, Newt was degraded most, by those who now proclaim that we need to leave Santorum alone and blindly follow him out of our “duty” to stop Romney. Or else, be forever labeled as a Romney operative.
And you will never convince me that Santorum could even come close to winning the General Election. That simply cannot and will not happen. Santorum is too inept and inexperienced to handle it. The old master Statesman, Newt Gingrich plainly points that fact out about Santorum.