The group of influential evangelical leaders meeting in Texas this weekend to stop Mitt has decided to throw their collective support behind Rick “Frothy” Santorum. They also considered Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich. Neither Jon Huntsman nor Ron Paul was in the mix.
At the moment, Gingrich is running close to Mitt Romney in South Carolina polls, with Santorum farther back. My sense is that had they supported Newt, that might have closed the gap between him and Mitt. Their choice of Santorum may move him up some, but I doubt enough to beat Mitt.
So what the evangelical leaders may well have done is help Mitt win South Carolina and the nomination.