From our Beauty (Contest) and the Boast bureau:
That was some Beaut-down Rick Santorum (R-Sweater Vest) gave to Mitt Romney (R-Sweating, Yes?) in those three meaningless GOP presidential contests last night, no?
There were no delegates at stake but lots of media grubstake in the Missouri primary, the Colorado caucuses, and the Minnesota caucuses – and Santorum struck gold with his trifecta in the supposedly trivial bakeoffs.
From today’s New York Times:
His candidacy all but dismissed just days ago, Rick Santorum won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and a nonbinding primary in Missouri on Tuesday, an unexpected trifecta that raised fresh questions about Mitt Romney’s ability to corral conservative support.
With his triumphs, Mr. Santorum was also suddenly presenting new competition to Newt Gingrich as the chief alternative to Mr. Romney, the front-runner. Where Mr. Gingrich has won one state, South Carolina, Mr. Santorum has now won four, including Iowa.
Really good news for Rick.