Santorum now leading in Ohio, launching response ad “Rombo”

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I cannot believe I am writing about Rick Santorum.

But he’s leading in Ohio…

A new Quinnipiac poll in Ohio shows Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney among likely GOP primary voters, 36% to 29%, followed by Newt Gingrich at 20% and Ron Paul at 9%.

Said pollster Peter Brown: “Rick Santorum has zoomed to the front of the line among likely voters in Ohio’s March 6 Republican presidential primary. He appears to be riding the momentum from his victories last week in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. Unclear is whether that momentum fizzles as happened to Santorum in New Hampshire after winning Iowa, and as happened to Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina after winning New Hampshire and Speaker Newt Gingrich in Florida after taking South Carolina.”

And now he’s launching a clever response ad…

Mike Allen: “Rick Santorum goes up statewide in Michigan today with Rombo, a 30-second ‘rebuttal ad’ by strategist John Brabender. The spot shows a Mitt Romney double (coif, cufflinks, wingtips) skulking into a musty, rusty parking garage and using a machine gun to spray mud at an elusive cardboard cutout of Santorum.”

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