Rick Santorum Endorses Mitt Romney via Middle of the Night Whisper

Usually major political endorsements are given at some kind big campaign event, preferably with the entire lamestream media watching and lots of hand-shaking going on, but Rick Santorum opted for something a bit more low-key this evening when giving his much-anticipated endorsement of Mittens Romney. He issued a statement on his website which was released at the lively news hour of 11pm on a Monday. Wow, with a move like that, you can practically feel Santorum's enthusiasm for Romney radiating off his website... Actually, it's a pretty bland statement which talks more about Rickles and all the good times we had together than it does about Romney, but he basically falls in line with the current unifying Republican message which is that Romney is strong on the economy, blah, blah, blah. It remains to be seen whether Santorum will start parading himself around as a Romney surrogate (a la Michele Bachmann's magical mystery tour of the morning talk shows) or whether he'll be too busy building his own sweater vest factory and bringing jobs back to America to bother turning out for his new best friend Mitt.

Santorum: Romney ‘Has My Endorsement And Support' [TPM]