Santorum Wins Trifecta – Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

Rick Santorum enjoyed much-needed victories in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday. Although the states will not result in any delegates at this time, he should gain momentum and lay to rest Newt Gingrich’s argument that he should get out of the race. He didn’t just win, but he won substantially. The Washington Times has the details.

The Missouri vote was most telling. Newt Gingrich failed to qualify for the ballot, leaving voters with a streamlined choice among Mr. Romney, Mr. Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul. Mr. Santorum took full advantage, winning with 55 percent of the vote — more than any other candidate has won in any of the previous contests.

In Minnesota, his victory was almost as strong, winning 45 percent of the vote. Mr. Paul came in second, leaving Mr. Romney in third place — the first time he’s done that poorly in any of the contests.

And in Colorado, the state party called the race for Mr. Santorum about 11 p.m. local time, delivering the final blow to Mr. Romney, who had expected to at least hold that state. (Read More)

The Other McCain has much more on the results, and reactions from around the web.

Here’s video from last night, when Santorum proclaimed “Conservatism is alive and well!”


Update: Scared Monkeys linked – thanks!