Rick Santorum wins three primary/caucuses in one day! This is the greatest news Tea party conservatives have had since - never!
If you add up the percentages, Santorum's victory looks very impressive, especially after his dismal showings in the South. Gingrich - 23; Paul 51; Romney 72; Santorum 139.
True, Gingrich has been popular with Tea party conservatives. But these results may show that many have now become disillusioned with him because of viciously negative ads against Romney, including use of language associated more with Socialist Democrats than relatively conservative Capitalist Republicans.
Through it all Santorum has remained comparatively cool and collected. He has also demonstrated a hardiness in the face of adversity which many admire.
Tonight Fox news commentators are trying to digest the results. So far it has been interesting to watch the squirming among those who have been bestowing all their attentions and favor upon Romney and Gingrich.
What's your take?
Is Santorum's rise indicative of the awakening of the Tea Party to more active support of conservatism?
Is it a consequence of his being the "last man standing" insofar as Romney and Gingrich might have knocked each other out in competing to out-trash each other, while Paul has neutralized himself in the eyes of many because of his "isolationism?"
Or is this just an example of how out of touch the middle of the country is with the "real values" of modern America, aka anti-Constitutional, anti-Christian global Socialism?