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The Santorum nightmare

• http://blogs.aljazeera.com, By Alan Fisher
 

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won’t lose any core supporters for letting loose during a fiery run-in with a New York Times reporter. Seen by many on the right as the flagship of the ‘lamestream media’, they will be delighted he attacked the Times, even if he did swear during the exchange and it was caught by TV cameras.

It is, however, a sign that the pressure is getting to the former Pennsylvania senator. He has won a few primaries and caucuses, but he is way behind in the delegate count, way behind in the number of votes cast and way behind in endorsements from senior figures in the Republican party.
 
He made a number of serious missteps during the campaign. Earlier this month, he spent a couple of days campaigning in Puerto Rico. He was photographed with his shirt off, enjoying the sun, and perhaps he needed the break because he certainly wasn’t getting the votes. His main rival Mitt Romney had sewn up the party machine there and took all the delegates.

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