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Should Santorum face reality and drop out today?

According to various posts I’ve read, he has no chance.  Romney is going to win.  Santorum has no resources and, in any case, will soon be exposed as a statist phoney.

Do any of you REALLY believe he has no chance?  If you were his advisor, would you seriously, this morning, recommend he simply withdraw?

I think he has a 50-50 shot at the nomination, given his victory last night, and Bachmann and Perry withdrawals.

In the SC primary, he will have no one to his right, no obvious alternative social conservative.  He is likely to pick up endorsements from other conservatives.  Unlike Huckabee, he will have no Fred Thompson nor Mitt Romney (who was then campaigning as a conservative).  Nor will his moderate opponent also be an American war hero.

As to negative advertising, he will also have a ton of money coming in the next week or so to run sufficient counter-advertising.  Plus Romney is about to get pummelled by Gingrich and Huntsman.

Santorum has at least a 50-50 shot of winning SC, and if he does so, then he has a better-than-average shot of winning the nomination.

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