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Rick Santorum will run for President, “Google Problem” be damned

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Rick Santorum, officially announcing his candidacy for President of the United States in 2012, has said he's "in it to win it." There are only two problems: Santorum, obviously, is the first presidential candidate that's also an anal-sex byproduct, at least in the eyes of Google and just about half of the voting public. But also, it's pretty clear that he's "in it" to lose it

Like everyone else, the former Senator from Pennsylvania started by putting together a team to see if he had a chance. Unlike most other people, when they told him he had no chance in hell, he decided to barrel ahead. In a display of his sensitivity, he kicked off his campaign by rattling on about privatizing Medicare and Social Security — even though most of his party has recently realized how unpopular that opinion is and abandoned it. 

It's also striking that anyone would run with such long odds, given how crazily expensive the whole thing is. Mitt Romney spent $44 million dollars of his own money just on the primary when he last ran four years ago. Even if Santorum cheaps out and half-asses it, you've got to imagine he'll spend a cool $10 mil. That's a lot of money for such a man of the people.