After giving Mitt Romney
a serious challenge for the Republican presidential nomination
, Rick Santorum
suspended his campaign on Tuesday. He made one of his better speeches, but did not endorse Romney.
Santorum failed in his approach to the presidency for a number of reasons:
• Lack of money when compared to Romney.
• Not much of an organization… in some states he didn’t even get on the primary ballot.
• Competition from Newt Gingrich who split some of the far right vote.
• Romney’s habit of saying and doing anything to win – including changing his statements ton agree with Santorum’s conservative from his established centrist position.
Santorum is only 53 years old… in 2016 he will still be younger than Romney is now. If Romney loses this election to Obama
, Santorum will be ready to compete in the next election… and will have four years to raise the funds and put together an organization.