New details on Santorum’s role in the general election
We’re quickly approaching the RNC. And there was major news relating to it from former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday:
He told supporters and delegates on a national conference call the night before. He also mentioned that he’ll be attending the RNC convention from Tuesday through Thursday, and will host a “unity” event with them to show a definitive support for Mitt Romney as nominee.
Santorum said, “I have no intention of asking my delegates to vote for me on the first round. When I suspended the campaign I ended it. I have not been a Presidential Candidate since that moment and I want to make it clear that I want my delegates and the whole country to know that I am united behind Romney because we must unify.”
I also heard from one of the Senator’s long-time boosters that Santorum has been tapped by the campaign to reach out to blue-collar workers along the general election trail. This might have been decided when the Romney camp got wind of the former Pennsylvania senator’s Michigan exit polling data: it showed that his voters tended to vote early in the day and toward the end of the night.
Intriguing events, to say the least.
Update: I cleaned up one error here; it was exit polling data, not entrance. Sorry. [I was tired!]