From Bill's column in today's--or, if, like me, you're on Pacific time, tomorrow's--Wall Street Journal:
If Mr. Romney could speak about ObamaCare the way Mr. Santorum does—not simply as a policy disagreement but as a threat to our freedom—he'd be locking up the nomination.
Instead, here we are, plodding on to Tampa. Count me among the conflicted: those who wish that these issues had a sunnier, more disciplined champion—and who thus calculate that Mr. Romney, notwithstanding his own weaknesses, has the greater chance against Mr. Obama this fall. The perfect candidate, alas, chose not to run, as all perfect candidates are wont to do.
Even so, there is something about watching Mr. Santorum, outgunned in both staff and money, disdained by a media that literally cannot comprehend what he is saying, disliked by many in his own party and loathed by the opposition for the same thing—his beliefs—well, there is something admirable about a man who takes it all and refuses to be silenced.
Count me among the conflicted, too--but also among those drawn to the sheer sweet stubbornness of Rick Santorum.