Santorum: Romney thinks he's 'ordained by God' to win GOP fight

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Earlier Wednesday, NBC reported that a Romney official at a background briefing with reporters in Massachusettes said it would take an "act from God" for any candidate other than Romney to win.

"We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else’s timeline, or on our timeline," said aide, according to the network. "We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee."

In a memo issued by campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul Wednesday morning, the Romney campaign argued that the calendar and delegate math made the candidate's lead essentially insurmountable.

"Super Tuesday dramatically reduced the likelihood that any of Governor Romney’s opponents can obtain the Republican nomination," said Saul. "As Governor Romney’s opponents attempt to ignore the basic principles of math, the only person’s odds of winning they are increasing are President Obama’s."

Santorum's aides said Wednesday that the delegate math would be easier if rival Newt Gingrich exited the race, although the former Senator distanced himself from that call in Kansas.

“If they’re doing so, they’re not doing so with my knowledge, let’s just put it that way,” Santorum said. “Are we asking people who are tea party folks to join us? You bet. Do we want them not to support Newt? Yes. We want them to support me. I want Romney voters to support me; I want everyone to support us. That’s what we’re running for. But no, if someone from my campaign is putting out that message, you’re either misinterpreting it or it’s certainly not coming from me and I don’t support it.”

Santorum prevailed in 3 of the 10 Super Tuesday states, but trails Romney by around 245 delegates. Candidates need 1,144 delegates to win the nomination.