Open Thread: Santorum Says He'd Accept VP Nomination

Today's starter topic: With his chances of winning the GOP nomination decreasing as time goes by, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said in an interview that he would accept an offer to be the Republican vice presidential candidate if he were offered it by likely presidential nominee Mitt Romney:

The former senator from Pennsylvania responded “of course,” when David Brody asked him the question during an interview for the Christian Broadcasting Network.

"I mean, look, I would do in this race – as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history,” Santorum said. “So I'm going to do everything I can.

"I'll do whatever is necessary to help our country," he added.

Santorum won the Louisiana primary on Saturday but now faces an uphill battle as most of the races in the next month are in unfriendly territory. According to an Associated Press analysis, Romney now has more than double his number of delegates.

Romney has given no hint yet as to who he would chose to be his vice-president. Most speculation has centered on Republicans who did not enter the presidential contest such as Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin said on Sunday that he would be consider it if he was asked.

NB Staff
NB Staff