This thread is hilarious.
Between BR posting the "vernacular" definition of Santorum and Hands not knowing his first name, we're off to a good start.
In all seriousness, I don't like Santorum (the person, not the "substance." Wait...no, I don't like that either!
) He's too socially conservative for me and for the general electorate. Speaking as someone that lives in PA, I don't think he's as nuts as he's made out to be. He's also got some good positions on the economy and national security (though I think he's too aggressive on Iran).
As for the nomination, there is no way he wins. Romney is also going to win NH, which hasn't happened in long, long time. If he wins SC, the race is over. Even though Romney has not done as well in SC, there are some big things he has going for him. First, Gingrich is wrong...his competition is not Romney, it's Santorum. They have the same voters. This is complicated by Perry staying in, which will be a further drain. That leaves Romney's opposition divided. Secondly, Romney has a boat load of organization and money (and unofficially, PAC $). No way can Santorum, Gingrich, or Perry compete with all of that.