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The Fink Files: Debates Prove Frontrunner Status is Albatross Around Candidate’s Neck

Rick Santorum entered last night’s debate as the frontrunner. As a result, he was beaten up by his Republican challengers.


Republican presidential candidates former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul place their hands over their hearts during the National Anthem at the start of a debate sponsored by CNN, the Republican Party of Florida and the Hispanic Leadership Network at the University North Florida on January 26, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Fink File: The Trampoline Effect

If nothing else, this Republican primary season has had more ups and downs than the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington.