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Romney vs. Santorum: Is It Better To Have Fought & Lost?

By on 1.3.12 | 3:30PM

Where it concerns Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney I think it is fair to ask, "Is it better to have fought and lost than not to have fought at all?" Even if Rick Santorum had the tar beaten out of him by Bob Casey in 2006, Santorum does have a point (as noted by Jim Antle) in saying that he stood for re-election when Mitt Romney would not do the same here in Massachusetts.

As I have written here previously had Romney faced off against Deval Patrick five years ago, Patrick would have wiped the floor with him and his presidential ambitions. O.K., maybe Romney wouldn't have lost by 20 points but he would have stood no chance against Patrick and his campaign team headed up by David Axelrod.

With that said, in the event Romney does win the nomination there is no way in hell that he carries Massachusetts against Obama. Not if Bay State voters are in any kind of mood to vote for Elizabeth Warren.

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