Although Mitt Romney still leads in a combined analysis of national polling, the PPP's latest survey has Rick Santorum at the top with 38% to Romney's 23%. Why? "Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich." But as with any Not-Android candidate, the more scrutiny they receive, the less palatable they appear to voters who've never been to the CPAC. For instance, Santorum was confronted this morning by George Stephanopoulos with a passage of his 2005 book blasting "radical feminists" for "undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness." Santorum's response was SO meta: "That section of the book, if you want to be honest with it, was co-written by my wife."

Watch as Santorum fails to remember the words of his own Great American Novel Scoldy Treatise.


Santorum is also claiming that Mitt Romney "rigged" the CPAC straw poll, which is usually Ron Paul's forte. Responding to Santorum's allegations, a Romney surrogate told Politico, “Rick Santorum has a history of making statements that aren’t grounded in the truth."

Oh really?