Rand Paul has done what the 2012 Republican nominee for president failed to do: take a stance on immigration that makes sense, appeals to Latinos and doesn’t alienate the Tea Party base.
Rick Santorum has painted himself as a candidate disadvantaged by the news media, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. The only reason Rick Santorum has a fighting chance is because of the news media. Outspent by Mitt Romney, Santorum has lost the money battle but stayed competitive by winning the media battle. The media has been the great equalizer and, in Rick Santorum’s case, his savior.