None of Santorum’s kids are old enough to have political careers, so Rick has yet to be bought off by the Romney handlers. But it looks like he hasn’t given up hope, because he’s going after the elderly quitter rather than the Designated Candidate:
ROSEMONT, Ill.—Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have never gotten along, and while the primaries are effectively over, their intraparty rivalry could stretch on through the summer.
With 267 delegates pledged to him so far, Santorum is planning to flex his muscle at the Republican National Convention in August, where he predicted Friday there could be a showdown over the party platform between the social conservative delegates who pledged support for him and Ron Paul’s libertarian supporters. Paul’s campaign predicts that about 200 delegates will attend the convention on his behalf.
Both want a piece of the party platform, but the candidates agree on very little politically. Speaking to reporters here Friday at a conservative conference, Santorum said his supporters are ready for a “fight” in Tampa.
“I want to make sure that our delegates have an opportunity to come. Many of these folks were great volunteers and workers for us, and I want to make sure they have the opportunity to experience that convention, and we have other candidates who have delegates coming who, let’s put it this way, may have a different approach, particularly to the platform,” Santorum said….
You and Senator Aquabuddah can’t both be the vice-presidential nominee, Sanctorum, even with a Mormon at the top of the ticket. And I don’t think Willard “Allegic to Risk” Romney will be the first presidential candidate to propose an official Grand Inquisitor, either, no matter how well the concept might go over with your Talibangelical delegates.
As a palate-cleanser, here is a much more winsome piggie:
(via LGF, h/t commentor gbear)
Apart from going for the gusto, what’s on the agenda for the weekend?