Now that Newt's time is over, can Santorum challenge Mitt?

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    No. Santorum is a right-wing extremist. The country won't accept that.
     
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    Jeez Louise you sure are positive about things that haven't happened yet. Are you some sort of refugee from the future or something? The way you go on, we may as well as cancel the election now and re anoint the messiah today.

    Is this where you live?
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    Perhaps, but the GOP nomination may be within his reach. Romney still has the best chance in the General, considering the present field.
     
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    The people in East Iowa say that Romney(care ;) ) has the best chance of challenging President Obama because he's a moderate. :)
     
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    And you base that on what?
     
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    He might if the GOP is that stupid. But, as dumb as the GOP is, I don't think Santorum has a realistic chance.
     
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    Nate Silver, based on polling, gives Santorum and Gingrich 3% chances each of winning Iowa's caucuses (FiveThirtyEight: 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Projections - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com), which is also roughly Santorum's odds of capturing the nomination, according to intrade.com.

    All this is to say that Santorum has an outside chance of beating Romney, but it's quite unlikely. It should be noted that Santorum isn't really a flawed candidate, he's just a fairly unaccomplished former Senator. That's not enough to stand out in a strong field, but in a field where all the other major candidates have serious issues it's enough to merit some attention.
     
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    Santorum is an empty head, like Bachmann. Romney's got it in the bag. No doubt.
     
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    Santorum can not. He's just the latest refuge of the Anyone But Mitt faction of the Republican party. Personally I think he is a doofus even apart from his positions. He goes nowhere with a bullet. I think Romney is just about inevitable for better or for worse. If he wins Iowa he certainly is.

    Its like if someone asked him -- "are you a presidential candidate?" the answer should be:

    "No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night."

    Its like that
     
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