With Rick Santorum Out, Republicans Can Now Focus on Obama

Santorum has a shot at state or national office in the future, but don't count on him being Romney's VP.

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum has fought a good fight. The decision to leave the race is the right one for himself and the GOP.

There will be now a short period when the Republicans take a breath, circle the wagons, and prepare for the fight of the general election. All polls are showing a close match-up between fomer Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, and that will only tighten now that the GOP primary is over. Rick Santorum now has the opportunity to consider whether his political image has been rehabilitated enough to make another run for either statewide office in Pennsylvania or national office in the future. One thing is for sure though, you will not be seeing Rick Santorum as the vice presidential nominee on the GOP ticket in 2012.

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