Oh, Rick Santorum. This really is a party without a leader.
If possible, Santorum would lose swing states by even greater electoral margins than Romney. Why not run Herman Cain again? How about Trump?
Hillary has the power to take the dems for another 8 years after Obama is finished, so you cons better think long and hard about continuing to find politics in social issues and allowing candidates to run who cannot locate Europe on a map (Cain) or advocate for Creationism and compare same-sex marriage to marrying a goat (Santorum) or claim the HPV vaccine causes mental retardation (Bachmann).
This wingnut branch of the party is the laughing stock of the entire educated american populace. It's the wounded animal you have to shoot.