2012 Presidential Campaign

US conservative leaders choose Rick Santorum as their man to go up against Mitt Romney

A gathering of US conservative leaders has apparently resulted in a decision to back Rick Santorum in the upcoming southern primaries. Santorum will likely gain a boost from the decision, but it’s a move that is ultimately likely to help Romney secure his party’s nomination.

It was reported last week that southern evangelical leaders were planning to gather and pick an anyone-but-Romney candidate, in the hope that their influence and financial power could help that candidate to defeat Mitt Romney in South Carolina and beyond. They had few options, and some apparently favoured bringing in an entirely new candidate. But they have not seemingly chosen Santorum.

Can Rick Santorum regain the momentum he picked up in Iowa earlier this month but lost a week later in New Hampshire? It could be a tall order, but both he and Ron Paul will be hoping that they can overcome Romney’s dominance of the primaries when the contest hits South Carolina next week. Then there’s Newt Gingrich, also hoping to revitalise his flagging campaign.

About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.

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