Covered at Reason 24/7: Gingrich-Santorum "Unity" Ticket Almost Formed in 2012

Credit: ReasonCredit: ReasonThe 2012 presidential election season was an interesting spectacle for many reasons. However, it looks like the race for the White House could have been a little more interesting had a “Unity Ticket” that reportedly almost came into being actually been realized.

From Bloomberg:

It’s one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee.

As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney.

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    Nuclear Butthole

  • Pro Libertate||

    Newcular Twatties.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Newcular Frothy

  • Loki||

    Frothy Titties.

  • Almanian!||

    Shittie Titties

  • John||

    Why didn't they?

  • Sevo||

    RTA: the both wanted to be prez.
    And, hey, if they had succeeded, Obozo would have won by a margin he could claim as a 'mandate'!

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Hell, I might have voted for him.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    "Lunacy Ticket" I'd call it.

  • Sevo||

    Dunno. "Unity"; maybe that refers to the one vote they would have gotten.

  • H. ReardEn||

    The Singularity Ticket.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    There is always 2016 for you GOP faithful.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 3.22.13 @ 11:22AM |#
    "There is always 2016 for you GOP faithful"
    Diphit's morning routine:
    1) Turn on 'puter.
    2) Put foot in mouth.

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    I'm not sure about 2). Is the mouth where shit usually comes out of?

  • Aresen||

    If they had done that and one of them got the nomination, BHO might have swept all fifty-seven [sic] states.

  • Tulpa (LAOL-PA)||

    I've been assured by several H+R commenters that anyone could have beaten Obama, regardless of what polls said at the time, and that BO won only because Mitt Romney sucked.

    This morning Laura Ingraham was basically saying the same thing, saying the former Speaker who appears in commercials with Nancy Pelosi, and the former Majority Whip who never met a Bush spending bill he didn't like and lost by 20 points to that sack of shit Casey, should have united against the "establishment". Don't know how they could since they're creatures thereof.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Shouldn't you be buying $200.- gold puts, Shreeeek?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Gingorum or Santrich? I can't decide.

  • Aresen||

    The images brought to mind by those portmanteaux are absolutely revolting.

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    Santrich flows better, while also evoking a much grosser picture.

  • Almanian!||

    Newcular Santorum

    Use it in a sentence: "Man, I ate SIX of those frickin' burritos for lunch. I paid for it last night - had the Newcular Santorum of a lifetime...thought I'd need a whole ROLL of toiletpaper...."

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