Santorum Campaign: “We’re Not Focused On Delegate Math”

Santorum adviser tells reporters they’re not sweating the details during a long conference call on that exact subject.

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The Santorum campaign denied that it’s focusing on what it sees as faulty delegate math today — during an hour-long conference call with reporters explicitly devoted to discussing their complicated new delegate count that puts Santorum within spitting distance of Romney.

“First of all, listen to news stories from last two weeks,” said Santorum communications director Hogan Gidley. “We’re the only campaign not talking about delegate math.”

“We are honest in this situation,” Gidley said. “We’re not saying this is going to happen, we’re saying this could potentially happen. Romney’s treating it as a foregone conclusion.”

“We’re not focused on delegate math.”

The increasingly tedious focus on fiddling with the delegate math started in earnest after Super Tuesday and especially after the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, when the Romney campaign spun his losses in those states as wins, delegate-wise.

The Santorum campaign has gotten reporters to write stories indulging their delegate spin, but it’s almost impossible for discussions of it to come across as anything other than a bit dull.

And coming from the campaign on the day of a major primary, it doesn’t project confidence.

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