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Will Santorum Drop Out on Monday?

By on 4.5.12 | 11:00AM

Amidst a new PPP poll that has Mitt Romney ahead of Rick Santorum by five points in Pennsylvania, the Santorum campaign is taking a few days off.

Now Easter weekend is coming up and is as good a time as any for respite and reflection. He may very well be raring to go on Monday full speed ahead. Yet I cannot help but wonder if Santorum will spend this good part of this respite reflecting on the viability of his campaign. Unless Mitt Romney collapses like the Boston Red Sox did last September, Santorum's chances of capturing the GOP nomination are scant.

One of Santorum's selling points is that he is a conservative who can win in a blue state. But if Santorum's internal polling in Pennsylvania isn't good he's going to have a hard time convincing people outside of Pennsylvania to jump on board with him be they from blue states or red states.

I have a funny feeling that Santorum is going to drop out on Monday. Of course, I'm also the guy who just picked the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the NL Central. So take from that what you will.

UPDATE: As Jim Antle has noted, it looks like Santorum is staying in the race - for now. Given that Santorum is meeting with other social conservatives I wonder if this means he is going to become far more aggressive with Romney on abortion and gay marriage. I can't imagine how else he might gain an advantage over Romney.

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