Many have predicted Rick Santorum would have to deal with reporters digging up all kinds of dirt from his past after he beat Mitt Romney in three states last week, but the main thing the press has been finding is how his campaign is less presidential than student council. Ever notice how Politico refers to Romney's campaign team as "Boston"? There's no corresponding term for Santorum, because he doesn't even have a campaign headquarters.
Newt Gingrich said he'd run a new kind of campaign, with less traveling and handshaking required because of the internet. (His first set of staffers did not like this plan, and quit.) But Santorum is actually doing it. Alice Stewart began her job as Santorum's national press secretary Monday, ABC News reports, but she works from home in Little Rock, because there's no main office to go into. Stewart spends her days doing conference calls with other staffers scattered across the country -- in South Carolina, Virginia, Iowa and Tennessee, ABC says. Santorum also has no advance team to make sure events go right before the candidate gets there.The lack of advance staff was the reason Monday's rally in Tacoma, Washington was in the dark, in the rain, and next to an Occupy encampment.