Over the last six months, I have described the Republican nomination to be the search for the not-Romney. The average Republican does not want Romney, but they don’t know who they do want, among the midgets that are running. Thus we see candidates spike in their approval ratings — everyone except for Huntsman, as Republicans search for an alternative to Romney.
Tonight, Santorum may be the not-Romney. Ron Paul can never be the not-Romney because he is Ron Paul; he is something in himself, and not the competitor in relative terms.
My guess is that the not-Romney, whoever he might be, will win the nomination, and maybe the election. My best hope is for a deadlock at the Republican convention, and they choose someone other than the midgets that are currently running.