Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has pulled off a major upset in the race for President, but what’s next? He finished second to Mitt Romney in Iowa, but political analyst Jeff Jubelirer says now Santorum has to take the Iowa momentum and make something of it.
“I think we’ll see his fund-raising increase at the same time we’ll see the attacks by the super PAC’s certainly Romney’s super PAC’s will increase on Rick Santorum as well,” said Jubelirer. “He’s going to have a difficult time in New Hampshire coming up as well as other states where he did not expend as many resources, he’s not on the ballot in Virginia.”
Professor Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College says with Michele Bachmann dropping out, the Santorum campaign has an opportunity to win over voters who supported her. But he says that’s hard on a shoe-string campaign.
“He has a financial problem and an organizational problem. You have to put together an organization,” said Madonna.
Madonna says Santorum could be positioning himself as a candidate for Vice President. If he could deliver Pennsylvania for the GOP, it could swing the November election.