Rick Santorum Is Moving Ahead

Mitt Romney may have earned some big endorsements for his candidacy for the Republican nomination this week but that hasn't made Rick Santorum any more inclined to drop out of the race.

“This race is not even at half time. We haven't even selected half the delegates yet. Governor Romney is not halfway to the magic number,” Santorum said. The upcoming week features three more contests, including Wisconsin.

Santorum said his campaign is moving forward regardless of the result there Tuesday.

“If you go past this month of April, we've got these primaries and then five more at the end of the month, the map in May looks very, very good for us. Texas, and Arkansas and West Virginia and North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky. We've got some great states, where we are ahead in every poll in all of those states.”

Santorum repeatedly said that the Republican Party has made mistakes in the past when it chose someone “the establishment wants to give us.”

He pointed to 1976, the year Ronald Reagan lost the nomination for president and the country picked Jimmy Carter in the general election.

“ We already know, we didn't know what we are getting with Carter. We already know what we're getting with Obama. We can't make that mistake again. We have to nominate someone who is a strong conservative,” Santorum said.