Psst: Hear the Roar and Pay Attention

After Thursday's debate was over in Charleston, I assumed that Newt had not only survived the Marianne episode, but had benefitted from it.  I also figured he would win S.C. and that Santorum would fade as a challenger to him.  Everyone I knew who saw the debate reached this same conclusion.  Yet as incredible as it may seem, all day Friday we were treated to multiple reviews from members of the conservative media on how Rick Santorum "won" the Thursday night debate in Charleston and that how this would help him in South Carolina.  Dick Morris flatly proclaimed that Santorum did so well he might sweep in and take second from Newt Gingrich.  Morris also predicted this would mean a S.C. win and nomination for Mitt Romney. Terrence Jeffrey also proudly proclaimed a big Santorum win in the debate.  On the Rush Limbaugh Show, the host refused to give his analysis, but mentioned multiple times that his personal email caucus was swept by the Pennsylvania...(Read Full Article)

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