And there's some irony for you. There is no doubt Santorum is the most conservative in the culture wars. The newt talks a big talk, but his walk is a little stumble-prone. Romney, upstanding family man that he is, and a really good guy, has had his waffling history on some of these touchstone issues and just doesn't measure up to the purist of standards in the culture war. I still don't see much relevance to Dr. Paul even with his Libertarian attempts to be neutral - his Southern constituency won't let him.
And who would have thought we would be this deep in the culture wars when we were supposed to be arguing about the economy? Oh yeah, the economy that is still improving slowly but surely which could be better, but it was the tortoise that won that other race.
The biggest problem I see with Romney is his idea that he has to get tougher to show he can beat not only these Republican challengers, but be tough on the President as well in the general. The only problem with Romney's "toughness" is that he just looks like a mean, rich bully. It was enough to make the newt really mad. (Not that it really took that much of a push to send him over the edge). We'll see how it goes with Santorum.
If only we had a leader who stood for the principle of working out our differences the best we can in a Constitutional system.
I've still got some Hope left.