Between the Lines by Mark Halperin

Rick Santorum left the presidential race with 11 nominating-contest victories and enlarged status as a national figure--a superb outcome for any candidate who falls short of the real prize ... Who are the winners from his valiant silver-medal finish? ... Iowa, which reinforced its dominant role in the presidential selection process after Santorum assiduously courted voters in all 99 of the state's counties and was rewarded with a first-place finish ... Underfinanced candidates, who in the future will know they have a real chance to fight their way into the finals, even if they are badly outspent ... Social conservatives, who...

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