It's come to this: there's so much Rick Santorum news out there that -- for the first time, after months of Sisyphean toil -- we're doing two Daily Santorum posts in one day. To soothe the ache, here's Keef covering Graham Parson's ode to South Carolina.
The Santorum super PAC Red White & Blue Fund has made a $190,000 ad buy in S.C., they reported.
The GOP race is going to go far past S.C., and it's going to come down to a two man race between Santorum and Mitt Romney, says Santorum. (CNN)
If so, getting help from the National Review won't hurt. Quin Hillyer writes today that Santorum's "record on a host of other conservative issues is as solid as that of any politician in the past two decades." That's on top of Robert Costa's cover piece for the influential conservative magazine.
And from the not-a-fan department comes Hendrik Hertzberg at a certain influential liberal magazine. Of the Santorum surge, he writes at the New Yorker's new political page:
All this is kind of fun to watch—or would be, if it weren’t for what it says about the deeply alarming degeneracy of one of our country’s two great political parties, a party that already controls half of Congress, paralyzes the other half, and has a nontrivial chance of inhabiting the White House a year from now.
Dan Hirschhorn writes for The Daily about fellow Pennsylvanians helping Santorum in his efforts, while Robert Vickers at the Patriot-News writes about the Pa Republicans he has alienated, including Pat Toomey (going back to his 2004 race against Arlen Specter).