“We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today, we are not done fighting,” Santorum said at a press conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Tuesday afternoon.
Santorum did not endorse Romney in making his announcement Tuesday, though he did vow to fight to defeat President Obama and help Republicans win the Senate in the fall.
In a statement, Romney called Santorum “an able and worthy competitor” and congratulated his often-bitter rival for his campaign.
Now that’s interesting. Usually right now would be the perfect time to say something along the lines of “and although I’m no longer in the running, that just means we all need to get behind Romney” or “it was a good run, but now is the time to unite as a party”. Not endorsing the inevitable nominee is, well, it’s the exact thing that killed Santorum in the primary: no clue how to be a politician.
No word on whether or not pictures were taken of his children crying.