It's obvious at this point that Romney is on the verge of winning the republican nomination. It is a near mathematical impossibility for Santorum to win. Yet, he fights on not only damaging Romney's chances of beating Obama with all of his anti Romney advertising, but damaging his own chances of ever being taken seriously again by the republican establishment and more importantly republican voters.
The latest polls show that Santorum is running behind in his own state of Pennsylvania. And when he loses his home state this will surely be a set-back from which his political career will never recover.
So why would an otherwise viable politician throw away his political career and a chance to run for President in 2016 should Romney lose (as Santorum could now be blame for a future Romney loss), or even 2020 when he'll only be 61 in order to keep a dying campaign alive?
Is he standing on principal?
Is it ego?
Is it shear zealotry?
Does he hate Romney that much that he'd rather see Obama win while killing his own political career?
Let's hear what the T Nation PWI folks have to say.