Rick Santorum Ruins Pinstripe Bowl

Step 1 to winning over the citizens of Ames, Iowa: interfere with their ability to watch their only sports team play in its only postseason game.

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Rick Santorum, who has seen his support rise sharply in several recent Iowa polls, was mobbed by reporters during an afternoon stop at a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar in Ames, where patrons were gathered to watch Iowa State battle Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl.

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Despite a tiny turnout of only a few supporters and some angry yells of "sit down" and "we're trying to watch football," Mr. Santorum said he was encouraged by the new energy evidenced by the media scrum that now follows him.

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