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Santorum’s Southern Sweep

Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi primaries tonight. If Gingrich hadn’t been in the race, Santorum would have crushed Romney. Romney and his SuperPAC outspent Santorum and his SuperPAC by four to one in Alabama and Mississippi, and outspent Gingrich and his SuperPAC by three to one. And still!

What a freaking mess this GOP race is. Some coronation that Romney convention is going to be.

I like Michael Brendan Dougherty’s tweet on this:

Catholic Republican wins the Cotton South. – Sci-Fi headlines from 1948

UPDATE: You see that Ron Paul scored only in the single digits tonight? I guess he’s just keeping his powder dry. Heh.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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