Partners: Ron Paul and Mitt

The Ron Paul campaign is in cahoots with the Romney campaign reports Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard. Paul doesn't benefit from Mitt doing better, but he benefits if no clear Not-Romney emerges.

There is a defacto alliance between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney... at this point it's an open partnership.

In a head to head match-up, a Rasmussen poll shows Santorum with a 19 point advantage over Mitt Romney. Splintered opposition leaves voters more in flux, and both Ron Paul and Mitt stronger.