Yet another casualty; Rick Santorum dropped out, endorsing Marco Rubio in the process. There was some scuttlebutt at Red State expecting him to endorse Trump, but that seemed a bit far-fetched. I commented that "I'd see him more as a Cruz or Rubio guy, but stranger things (by the truckload) have happened this go-round."
Talking to Eileen just before he made the announcement on Fox News, I predicted Rubio. Santorum and Rubio both have more than a touch of compassionate-conservative to them, caring for the little guy more than a lot of conservatives. That doesn't sell that well these days in a primary, but it will sell in a general election. Both are Catholics with an evangelical streak, Rubio so much that he goes to a Baptist church as well as a Catholic one, getting both good Bible-preaching on Saturday night and those ancient sacramental ties on Sunday.
I still don't get Huckabee's going with Trump (or Sarah Palin, for that matter), but this one make sense.