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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Rick Santorum faces reality


Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaking in Menasha. (DARREN HAUCK - REUTERS)
So Rick Santorum has finally collided with reality. He’s “suspending” the race, meaning that he’s dropping his effort to be the GOP candidate for president.

This is bad news — indeed a job-killing move— for reporters who had been writing, analyzing, assessing and tweeting about the contest and a wonderful cast of characters. Now it’s down to Romney and Obama. Time to cash in that accumulated comp time.

It would be absolutely gauche to say we told you so, long ago. So we won’t. Except to say we told you so, three months ago, way back in mid- January.

“Republicans and reporters may be in denial,” we concluded then, “but the reality is, barring some miracle, it’s going to be the boring, awkward Mitt against the used Barack — no longer the champion of hopey-changey.”

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Tags:  Rick Santorum, suspending, GOP, GOP race, President Obama, Mitt, Mitt Romney, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

 
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