The multiple primary victories by our local Presidential Candidate former US Senator (R-PA), Rick Santorum, put his low-profile candidacy roaring back in the game.

But, as we asked in a previous editorial, can the conservative from Pennsylvania survive the long-stretched race that extends until November?

It is hard to predict, giving the savage speed and cruel tactics seen in the current Republican Primary.

"Gladiator Santorum", however, seems to be among those who relish the challenge, of this  charged Republican "Trip" of annihilating or being annihilated.

"He earned the right to have a second look", political pundits are saying this week, making Santorum roll up his sleeves for the ensuing phase of this Republican Party fight.

As it takes two to tango, it takes two to fight.

As the Gingrich-Romney deadly confrontation subsides, the Romney-Santorum match has started looming in the horizon…

Was it intended from the beginning?

The Catholic Santorum rising up to the challenge of stopping Mormon Romney…

Is religion playing a role in American politics? Many may say "No." We prefer to say "Why Not?"

In a Republican race, fought too viscerally, and sometimes so viciously, no hypothesis can be discarded.

Consider this other hypothesis:

Romney runs out of money, runs out of blood, or simply runs out of stamina to sustain the punching by a reinvigorated Santorum, which now can take advantage of Gingrich's two month pounding of Romney (who in turn may finally throw the towel.)

The ensuing match, then, is no less fascinating:

Rick Santorum Vs. Barack Obama.

A Republican stalwart who became US Senator at age 36 here in Pennsylvania Vs. the Democratic Golden Boy from Illinois who made it to the US Senate at age 44 and to the U.S. Presidency at age 47.

"Pound by Pound", this could be the political "Fight of the Century", down to the wire in a protracted campaign that will take us all the way down the final trenches of November, when the "body to body fight" of two great presidential candidates will be openly displayed across the nation, with million of voters glued to the TV sets watching the contest.

How is the Latino vote going to define this possibly close, "per point" victory on November the 6th?... Make no mistake about it: All the candidates know full well it will definitely play a critical role, perhaps the crucial role of being the "swing, deciding vote."

One can wonder:

Then why are the candidates flying so low on this side of the fence?

Are they taking for granted the Latino vote? Are they afraid of waking its full power…? Or both?

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