While this chart (from TPM poll tracker) only applies to Michigan Republican voters, it struck me as fairly reflective of the national sentiment towards the various Republican candidates over the last few months…

Do you notice a little downward turn at the top of Santorum’s meteoric rise?  Could it be that Santorum’s moment as the newest bright hope is about to end?  And will we watch him fall as rapidly as he rose?

One reason for Santorum’s change in fortune may be Republican women like Martha McSally.  She is a Republican candidate running for Gabby Giffords’ House seat in Arizona.

McSally was the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat and as a retired Air Force colonel and combat veteran she takes exception to Santorum’s “concerns about women in frontline combat.” Her response — I’d like to “kick him in the jimmy.” I’d say she takes his concerns personally.  And maybe other Republican women do too?

So what other adventures lie ahead in the Republican primary race? …

Will Romney be able to marshal his forces to make a slow turn to the North or at least rebuild his floor?  Or will Gingrich, empowered by the latest $10 million infusion to his super PAC, gain enough of California’s far-right fringe districts to force Romney to explore the neither regions of 20%?  Will anyone believe Romney won Maine?  Will Ron Paul’s delegate strategy make him the winningest loser in the primary?

And will someone, anyone please let Buddy Roemer into a debate so we can finally start talking about the serious political and economic mess we are in?

Share your thoughts!