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He-e-e-e-re Comes Santorum

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum claimed a surge of momentum and fundraising on Wednesday, a day after his shocking sweep of nominating contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri that dealt a blow to front-runner Mitt Romney. Even though Romney holds strong advantages in financing and organization, his campaign will have to refocus to fight the challenge from Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania known for his socially conservative views. “We definitely are the campaign with the momentum, the enthusiasm on the ground,” Santorum said on CNN/Reuters. More here. (AP photo: Sen. Rick Santorum speaks during a primary night watch party Tuesday in St. Charles, Mo.)

Question: What happened to Romney?

Santorum Looking Good Tonight

As the Republican candidates play out their presidential nominating bids in three states on Tuesday, predictions are mounting that Rick Santorum (pictured) will have a good night after pulling ahead in Midwestern polling.
But Mitt Romney still has the line on Colorado, which like Minnesota, is holding caucuses on Tuesday night that won't commit delegates but should provide some insight into the trajectory of the candidates. Missouri is holding a non-binding primary that sets up the standings for the delegate-awarding caucuses in a month from now. According to Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, Santorum is leading in Minnesota, 33 percent to 24 percent for Romney. Newt Gingrich is at 22 percent and Ron Paul is at 20 percent/Fox News. More here. (AP photo)

Question: Is it healthy for the Republicans that the primary race continue on as long as possible?

Parent-Kid Kiss Prank Brings Apology

A Minnesota high school principal is apologizing for a pep rally prank in which the captains of the school’s sports teams were tricked into locking lips with their own parents. The athletes were blindfolded at the winter pep fest and told they would be kissed by a special someone, presumably a fellow student. Instead, they were kissed by their own parents, who were not blindfolded. The prank was filmed and uploaded to YouTube, where various versions of the video had over 33,000 hits as of Friday morning. Some of the kisses in the video lasted for several seconds; the footage shows one pair kissing and rolling around on the ground/ABC News. More here. (AP file photo for illustrative purposes)

Question: Anyone out there think this is anything but creepy? And/or: When did you stop kissing your parents on the lips?

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