Politically active conservative Christians helped Rick Santorum, pictured, beat Mitt Romney in the Tennessee primary./By Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images
By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Rick Santorum reportedly met with key conservatives today to figure out a path forward for his presidential campaign.
Richard Viguerie, a pioneer in using direct mail for politics, told National Review Online that the Republican candidate is "re-engineering" his campaign.
"It was a discussion of how to win, not a discussion of anything other than that," Gary Bauer toldThe Washington Post.
GOP front-runner Mitt Romney defeated Santorum in three presidential primaries this week to widen his lead in delegates needed for the nomination. Santorum is now polling behind Romney in his native Pennsylvania, the next big primary contest on April 24.
"You can't repeat the same behavior and expect different results," Viguerie told National Review. "We've got to do things different. We've got to re-engineer the campaign. We've got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down."
Bauer is a former presidential candidate. He and Viguerie are among the leaders with ties to conservatives and evangelical voters backing Santorum. The meeting was reported by CNN, Politico and other news outlets.