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Santorum predicts ‘two-person race’ after Tuesday

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, March 9, 2012 15:56 EDT
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Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Image via AFP.
 
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In an interview Friday with Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital with Al Hunt, former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) estimated that the tradewinds of the Republican Party are beginning to blow in his favor, and could even knock a couple of his opponents right out of the race in a matter of days.

“This weekend we have Kansas, and we feel like we’re going to have a huge win there,” he said. “And, in fact, I think the polling is so good that both Governor Romney and Newt Gingrich have decided not to campaign there. That’s a good sign.”

Santorum added: “And so with that wind coming up on Saturday going into Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, we think we’re going to have a little wind at our back. And our feeling is, we finish first or second here, that’s exactly what we hope to do. And hopefully after this Tuesday, this will be a two-person race, and we can get down to business of deciding whether we want a conservative or a moderate to go up against Barack Obama.”

The longtime Republican added that Gingrich’s poor showing in most of the state primaries up to this point has effectively narrowed it to a two-man race already. He barely even mentioned former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who’s acquired less than half of the delegates that Gingrich has.

Neither Gingrich nor Paul have indicated that they intend to drop out. Santorum currently trails Romney by a large and growing margin, earning so far only about one-third of the delegates held by the odds-on frontrunner.

Watch this video from Bloomberg TV, uploaded March. 9, 2012.

David Edwards contributed to this report.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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