Rick Santorum Won't Rest Until Mitt Romney Is Destroyed

There are still elections ahead, and Mitt Romney still needs to accumulate the necessary amount of delegates, but in practical terms, the Republican presidential primaries are over, and Romney has won. Of course, this hasn’t stopped Rick Santorum from staying in the race, or—for that matter—running hard against the former Massachusetts governor. To wit, here’s his latest television spot:

This is a brutal ad that gets to the core conservative complaint with Romney—“he’s not one of us.” This is an elemental objection, and I’m not sure that Romney can overcome it with endless pandering. On that note, it’s telling that even in a year where the incumbent is despised by opposition voters, they can’t generate enthusiasm for their standard bearer:

My going assumption is that this won’t continue through the summer, but if it does, that’s bad news (to say the least).

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