As we march along in this contest, we are seeing Rick Santorum doing things that are a little questionable.  From things like the Robocalls encouraging Democrats to support him to now claiming that Mitt Romney's Michigan victory was really a draw, you are seeing a candidate crack under pressure.

Indeed the decision by the Santorum Campaign to proclaim that the contest was a draw after conceding the contest to Romney is not the best decision.  Just check recent history and see that the 2000 election showed Al Gore that lesson clearer than anything else could.

The overall prize was Arizona and Mitt Romney walked away with that contest basically last week.  The Michigan Primary was considered the moral victory for Romney since it was his home state as a kid.

Santorum could have picked a better road to take on these losses for his campaign.  Saying something to the effect of having a strong performance and using it as a springboard into Super Tuesday might have helped.  With prizes like Ohio on the board, it's a time to look like you have some momentum.  Santorum had a little coming as close as he has to Romney in the Wolverine State.  He loses it being a sore loser with the idea that this is really a tie.  Given that, can we assume that Santorum will stop claiming that he won Iowa since the result is officially being called a tie by the Iowa Republican Party?

Santorum is a candidate that I found intriguing.  His social conservatism was something that rang true for many people and was gaining momentum just simply with the Obama Administration basically telling Catholics what they would need to believe to survive in America.  Santorum, a Catholic himself, was a sensible alternative that would allow freedom of religion to remain untouched.  Then he flip flopped Romney style in the debate and was actually cornered into defending government spending and No Child Left Behind, which he was against after he was for it.  Sounds a little like John Kerry and that is not someone you need to be compared with when trying to win the hearts and minds of Republicans.

The race goes on, but the behavior of the former Senator from Pennsylvania leaves a mark on his campaign that may affect his Super Tuesday performance and his ability to be chosen as the GOP standard bearer.