Iowa Sec of State endorses Santorum

Cokie Roberts is looking like a genius today:

Iowa’s Secretary of State Matt Schultz will be endorsing Rick Santorum Friday, ABC News has learned.

The campaign teased the endorsement as a “major announcement” and it is a big boost for the candidate who has spent the most time campaigning in the state.

This is also considered a direct Rebuke to Mitt Romney:

During the last cycle, Schultz backed Mitt Romney, who shares his Mormon faith.

That being said, this is exactly what Romney needs. The Newt voter is unlikely to be running to Romney so he needs to drain them to someone else. He doesn’t want them going to Perry because Perry still has a ton of money. Santorum is a better choice because although right on just about all the issues the Romney campaign knows the MSM is going to savage him because of his total fearlessness to champion social issues.

Combine this with Gingrich’s solo debate with Santorum on a Trump network (which will get a lot of fresh eyeballs due to Trump) it’s Romney’s best shot to turn this into a 3 man race that he has a shot of winning. (Bachmann made a huge mistake skipping this btw)

And of course the next two weeks would be the perfect time for Santorum to peak. If he can surge in Iowa over the next few weeks it will be enough to give him a ticket to New Hampshire. There are too many GOP social liberals in NH who fled from Massachusetts for Rick to win there, but if he makes it to South Carolina he should be able to thrive as a solid social conservative, with a tea party record and an impeccable personal life.

That’s the 2nd big Iowa endorsement that we’ve seen for Santorum in under 10 days.

If you are going to get endorsements, this is the time to do it.

Update: Speaking of endorsements

The 2012 Republican primaries will soon be at hand, and it is of utmost importance that the Republican nominee who will challenge Obama for the Presidency is not only cognizant of, but willing to fearlessly fight against the ever increasing force of islamic supremacist infiltration of the United States and the global threat presented by islamic supremacist conquest to freedom loving people everywhere.

and her conclusion?

RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT

Works for me.