He can’t help himself really (via Wonkette).

As he traveled across South Carolina on Thursday, Mr. Santorum urged voters to dismiss the conventional wisdom that Mitt Romney has an upper hand in the nominating contest. He said the party can win back the White House only by offering a “clear contrast” with President Obama.

“We need contrasts,” Mr. Santorum said, “not just a paler shade of what we have.”

Not surprisingly, he got a boost when the fundie-evangelical coalition coalesced around him today in Texas.