Rick Santorum is reassessing his campaign strategy this weeked, but he's still committed to stopping Mitt Romney.
"BREAKING NEWS: Santo meeting in Virginia now w conservative leaders," Time's Mark Halperin tweeted. "Talk re the path forward, Santo-Newt unity effort to stop Romney." Translation: Santorum meeting in Virginia now with conservative leaders. They are talking about the path forward, a Santorum-Newt unity effort to stop Romney.
Halperin added that a "Santor[um] source, responding to speculation: 'He is NOT dropping out before Pennsylvania.' [Meeting is about the] best way to proceed, not whether to."
Santorum is taking a long weekend off the campaign trail. The Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering analyzed the delegate math and the upcoming primaries to explain why Santorum might stay in the race. "As inevitable as Romney’s nomination seems, the convincing delegate count that led to Huckabee's exit in 2008 does not yet exist," Spiering wrote in his column today. "In March 2008, delegate-rich states such as Texas, California, and New York had already awarded nearly all their delegates to McCain by the time Huckabee dropped. But this year, the Texas election has been delayed by a redistricting lawsuit to May 29. California's primary is June 5, and New York's is on April 24."