Brace Yourself for the Santorum Smears

A poll released Monday by Public Policy Polling shows Senator Rick Santorum 15% ahead of Governor Mitt Romney for the February 28 Michigan Republican presidential primary.  This echoes another poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center, which shows Santorum leading Romney by 2% nationally.  Should Santorum win the Michigan primary, and possibly the Arizona primary held the same day, not only could Santorum match Romney's delegate count, but Santorum will have beaten Romney in Romney's native state of Michigan.  That in turn will show the fragility of Romney's standing among Republicans, blowing the Republican presidential primary race wide open yet again. The punditocracy is expecting things to get dirty between moderate Romney and socially conservative Santorum, but what else is new?  Romney has orchestrated negative campaigning against other Republican candidates for months.  In fact, it was Romney's negative ads in Iowa that turned Newt Gingrich from a...(Read Full Article)