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April 04, 2012


What Santorum Accomplished

Rick Santorum isn't going to win the Republican presidential nomination, but he "has already accomplished a few important feats that shouldn't be overlooked as attention begins turning to the general election," First Read notes.

"First, with limited campaign funds and almost no real infrastructure, he ultimately emerged as Mitt Romney's chief rival."

"Second, even if he doesn't win another primary race, Santorum could be a significant player in the 2016 or 2020 presidential contests, although he would face plenty of serious competition (from the likes of Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, etc.)."

"And third, and perhaps most importantly, Santorum has repaired some of the political damage he sustained in 2006, when he lost his Senate re-election bid in Pennsylvania by a whopping 18 percentage points, 59%-41%."












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