Video: Rick Santorum Strongly Hints He's Running For President

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Posted: May 07, 2015 6:00 PM
Video: Rick Santorum Strongly Hints He's Running For President

Of course, he prefaced his announcement with some hedging. But make no mistake: He’s running.

"May 27th in Butler, Pennsylvania is where we're going to make our decision..."

With all due respect to the Senator, this Cinderella story will not have a fairy tale ending. First of all, with Walker, Cruz, Carson and now Huckabee all vying for the nod, there’s simply no wiggle room for him to be a serious contender. Social conservatives will inevitably split between five or six different candidates, as will so-called blue-collar conservatives whom Santorum obviously hopes to court. How, then, is he going to build a winning coalition?

Meanwhile, his polling numbers are so low his name isn't even appearing on some surveys anymore. So while it may be inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom to say this, I’m going to say it anyway: His chances of winning the nomination are, to put it charitably, zero percent. So if he’s running to raise his profile or sell books, perhaps he should reconsider.

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