The Crusader

Where Santorum gets his missionary zeal and why he won't give up

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Rick Santorum at town hall meeting in Hollis, N.H.

Whatever becomes of Rick Santorum's campaign for President--and after Super Tuesday, he faces an uphill battle for the nomination--he has already accomplished one remarkable feat. In the past few weeks, Santorum has changed the political conversation, rewriting a years-old script about the recession and Obamacare into a provocative new story about faith, culture and, most explosively, sex in America.

And that has Democrats already claiming a kind of victory. The GOP campaign's lurch away from economic issues is looking like a gift to Barack Obama. A recent AP/GfK poll showed that Obama's approval rating among women has soared by 10 points...

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