Rick Santorum's Winning Strategy: Stay Grounded
Michigan, where the race has heated up with big ad spending from Romney and Santorum, was dark at the beginning of this week, but the campaign settled a formal presence there some 72 hours ago, the Santorum campaign source said.
Santorum holds an
Also, Ohio's crucial status in the GOP primary and the general election have drawn the Santorum camp to set up a makeshift headquarters in the state.
A key vehicle for Santorum's grassroots approach in the upcoming primaries, the campaign source said, are locals. Santorum has depended heavily on resident volunteers familiar with the political landscape of their precincts, districts and regions where they live."We're ramping up our presence, but we've got armies on the ground," the source said. "You've got to respect the fact that these people know the ground better than you do sometimes." The source said that the national campaign trusts the grassroots organizers' judgment on how to split up the states in order to best canvas them. "Don't pick petty fights over methodology with people that are working their ass off for you," the source said. "A lot of
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