In an interview with the Daily Caller, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) says he's "actively cultivating donors, staff and supporters so he'll be in a position to run for president in 2012 as a Republican if he decides to do so by early next year."Or maybe he's the next Sam Brownback, owing to the both of them having weird and vaguely gay last names that create an ironic tension with their upfront homophobia, which lends a comical aspect to their public existence.
Said Santorum: "I'm going through the process of what someone who is seriously considering running would do, in order for when the time comes to decide, I'm in a position that I have a choice."
In any event, he's not going to win. Like Tim Pawlenty, he has no base. He can't win statewide in Pennsylvania, but he thinks the Alan Keyes route from failed statewide candidate to presidential candidate will work for him where it didn't for Keyes? I don't know what these guys really have to offer, but whatever it is, nobody wants it.