I propose there would be no disagreement with the statement that the ‘Frothy One’  has no chance of winning the GOP nomination for POTUS. Even the Paulbots couldn’t fancify a scenario in which Santorum could win, even though he continues to receive more votes than the good doctor. Ricky doesn’t have the campaign infrastructure or fund raising ability to challenge for the nomination.

This, however, was never his goal. His campaign has been one for VPOTUS under the guise of a presidential run. He recognized form the begining that the eventual winner of the GOP nomination is going to need a bonafied Christian Conservative demagouge as a runningmate to draw in the base for a candidate that will have to campaign to the left of ultra-right in order to have any chance with independent voters.

He also recognized that it would take A LOT less money to  run for VP. This is why Santorum will never drop out of the race. All he needs to do to secure the VP nomination is stay in the race and keep spouting the wing-nut credo. It will cost him little money, revive he political career and possibly set him up for a legitimate POTUS run in the future if the GOP wins in 2012.

Santorum is the ultimate opportunist. He won his Senate seat after the untimely death of John Heinz, a Senate seat he would have never been elected to had Heinz not died in an airplane/helicopter crash. (Heinz would have been elected President in 2000 had he lived, he was the last of the Eisenhower Republicans. This is why the conspiracy part of my brain thinks the Cheney wing of the GOP had him killed. There are many unanswered questions about the circumstances around that crash.).

Santorum, the opportunist, easily recognized the opening for a VP run and jumped on it. He will be the GOP candidate for VP, especially if Willard wins the nomination.

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