After all, while the issue hasn’t exactly been fun to deal with for the White House, what better way to help a social conservative like Rick Santorum in his quest to bring down Romney?…

Social issues are Santorum’s bread and butter. More than any other candidate in the GOP race – and arguably more than any senator in recent decades – he’s got the record that makes social conservatives swoon…

And however much of a strength this is for Santorum with the GOP base, it is just as much of a weakness for Romney — a weakness the White House was only so happy to exploit.