“Nobody ever thinks I can win anything,” Santorum told a gathering of pastors. “The gift of being underestimated is a great gift.”
Santorum may not have robbed Mitt Romney of his top dog status with a triple primary win on Tuesday. But days after being dismissed as an also-ran, he now gets some serious consideration from key constituents.
Michael Gamble, a pastor from McKinney, said he was moved by Santorum’s talk to the religious leaders about his family. “Today (Santorum) completely won me over,” he said. “I think he represents the Kingdom of God.”
This Roman Catholic father of seven and social conservative may also have the gift of impeccable timing. Santorum’s second surge – his first coming right before the Iowa caucuses which he won – takes place in the midst of a polarizing debate over religious freedom and access to birth control. Santorum has the gift of the gab when it comes to issues like that.