CNN's John King calls Romney 'Governor Mormon.' Intentional? You be the judge...
Gingrich, Santorum, Paul in Minnesota Monday. No Romney.
Romney had planned on visiting Minnesota, but opted to spend more time in Colorado instead. _____________________________________________________________
Hot Air editor, and Minnesota resident, Ed Morrisey endorsed Rick Santorum today.
....Why Santorum? In my estimation, Santorum is the last consistent conservative standing, and the only one both promoting the conservative agenda and campaigning as a conservative in the race. That doesn’t make Santorum perfect; he lacks the executive experience I’d like to see, and some of his positions in the past and present give me pause. However, compared to the heterodoxies of his competitors in the GOP race, Santorum has a superior record on promoting conservative policies and values.______________________________________________________________
Even more than that, though, Santorum has demonstrated a level of personal integrity in this race that outshines the rest of the field. Santorum has campaigned with blue-collar Reagan Democrats in mind, pushing for an economic plan that would revitalize manufacturing and small business. He could easily have tipped over into class-warfare populism while Gingrich and Romney bashed each other over their work at Bain and Freddie Mac in order to ingratiate himself with that sector by playing on latent envy. Instead, he defended capitalism and both of his competitors on the campaign trail more effectively than either could defend themselves. In contrast, Romney keeps demonstrating a lack of fluency in conservative politics and philosophy, while Gingrich has conducted a personal, angry campaign that threatens to reinforce every negative stereotype about conservatives, both at times putting themselves and their ambitions above the party they seek to lead.....
I have decided to vote for Santorum in the Minnesota GOP Caucus on Tuesday. Although I had been leaning his way over the past few weeks, I was truly undecided until this morning, when PPP released a poll showing him with a slight lead over Romney. I was prepared to vote for the candidate with the best chance of defeating Romney. I have to say, I'm a bit relieved that I won't have to resort to casting a vote for Ron Paul.