Via James Antle at American Spectator:
Ron Paul (through a spokesman): Congratulations to Senator Santorum on running such a spirited campaign. Dr. Paul is now the last – and real – conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. We plan to continue running hard, secure delegates, and press the fight for limited, constitutional government in Tampa.
“Dr. Paul is now the last – and real – conservative alternative…”
If only the Republican primary electorate understood that, which they don’t.
The person Santorum dropping out hurts the most is Gingrich. People expect Paul to stay in the race because he is a message candidate, but Gingrich isn’t a message candidate and only looks like a sore loser by hanging on.