Between the Lines: By Mark Halperin

Rick Santorum's multiday run of homilies questioning President Obama's faith, the morality of prenatal testing and the government's fundamental role in education weaken him as a general-election candidate in the eyes of Obama-campaign staffers, who see the former Senator's words as extreme and ill advised...Those same comments helped rally the conservative grassroots and right-leaning media to Santorum in a way Mitt Romney has never been able to match...If Romney loses the Feb. 28 primary in his home state of Michigan, he will be humbled but will remain the favorite to win the Republican nomination...On the other hand, if Romney wins the...

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