No, there is nothing interesting or special about Rick Santorum. The guy was the poster boy for Bush-era big guvmint conservatism. He ran the K street project out of his own office. He has a long history of statements that are not just crazy-conservative, but get up and move to another part of the bus crazy. His issue agenda is so far gone that it makes even Focus on the Family types uncomfortable. He has the charisma of a banana slug and he lost by record margins to Bob Casey, a guy so unmemorable that he could lose a primary to Generic Democrat. When the fundie base gets a good look at their last savior, most will turn out for the anointed mormon and the rest will stay home and watch Wheel of Fortune.
Also too. Rick Perry’s dynamo campaigning style will not take the race by storm. Herman Cain’s business acumen does not give him some unique edge, and people will not collectively forget that Newt Gingrich is an own goal in plus-size pants.
Steel yourself for a season of Romney/Paul #1/#2 primary results, epic low turnouts and a solid ten months of frantic flopsweat from trolls in the comment section of internetblogs.