Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney talk after participating in a debate on Feb. 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. The debate was the last one scheduled before voters head to the polls in Michigan and Arizona's primaries on Feb. 28 and Super Tuesday on March 6.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum greets supporters following a campaign rally at the Heritage Christian Academy on Feb. 27, 2012 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Michigan residents will go to the polls on Feb. 28 to vote their choice for the Republican presidential nominee.
Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 7:14 am
Molly Redden is a reporter-researcher at The New Republic.
This past weekend, Rick Santorum briefly elevated his college years to a focal point of his campaign. "I went through it at Penn State," he said Sunday. "You talk to most kids who go to college who are conservatives, and you are singled out, you are ridiculed." He added that he "went through a process where I was docked for my conservative views."
Freddie Parker who said he is a Democrat casts his vote in the GOP primary as Michigan heads to the polls on Feb. 28, 2012 in Southfield, Michigan. "Reagan Democrats," typically conservative blue collar democrats, may have significant influence in the 2012 elections.
Armed Afghan police surrround the five star Serena hotel in central Kabul on Oct. 28, 2009, following a rocket attack after Bekhtar guesthouse was attacked by gunmen, killing six UN staff. Kabul's five-star Serena Hotel came under rocket attack on October 28, with two rockets fired into its grounds.