Between the Lines: By Mark Halperin

Anxious Republicans are letting their imaginations run wild: if Mitt Romney loses the Michigan primary on Feb. 28, a prospect even some Romney aides acknowledge, they could be better off with Rick Santorum as their nominee ... Some old-school GOPers say that if economic gains make a November win seem elusive, they might prefer to set down an ideological marker with a Goldwater-style conservative like Santorum ... The pundit consensus: if Romney can't beat Santorum in the state where he grew up and his father was an icon, he sure as heck can't beat Obama ... Also: the hara-kiri primaries may...

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