A Heat-Seeking Missile Named John Sununu

The problem: Former Sen. Mike DeWine, now Ohio’s attorney general, switches from a Mitt Romney endorser to a Rick Santorum endorser. The additional problem: DeWine will endorse Santorum at 2 p.m. CT on a holiday weekend (President’s Day is a holiday, really), sucking up the news cycle like some pro-life anteater. The solution: Schedule a press call with John Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire, speaking as the lead surrogate. For a call about Ohio. Reporters from Politico and the Weekly Standard, respectively, tweet about how it worked. Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.52.20 PM Screen shot 2012-02-17 at 2.53.12 PM The media loves violent rhetoric (hello, Sarah Palin!), and so this washes over the message that the campaign had meant to push: DeWine backed Santorum because the two of them are squishy defenders of restoring felon voting rights.