Rick Santorum ends his bid for the GOP nomination, it’s now Ron Paul or Romney

Rick Santorum suspended his bid for the presidency just moments ago on Tuesday.  Santorum is expected to make the announcement at a press conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  This will damper hopes many had for a Republican brokered convention.

Rick Santorum was called a ‘social issues conservative’ by many and made headlines with his statements about banning pornography.  He began to gain traction in the GOP race shortly before the January 3 caucuses and won Iowa.  Rick Santorum had wins in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Dakota, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  He had been endorsed by Michelle Malkin and had been called one of the hardest working candidates in the race.

Santorum took a break from campaigning on Monday after his daughter was hospitalized on Friday and some are saying he suspended his bid because of the negativity around his campaign. Santorum had the second highest number of delegates as recorded by most of the main stream media.  There were rumors out there that if Santorum lost in Pennsylvania on April 24, his political career would be over. Many expected Santorum to leave the race before the primary in Pennsylvannia.

Santorum’s departure leaves Romney against Gingrich (who admitted he would vote for Romney) and Ron Paul.  This leaves Republicans with a choice.

Go with Ron Paul, the ‘Champion of the Constitution‘, or go with Romney, who can’t beat Obama.

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