Gingrich, Santorum Couldn’t Agree On Who Would Be President On ‘Unity Ticket’

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were close to forming a “unity ticket” to challenge Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primaries, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green reported Friday. But ultimately the two men couldn’t agree on who would be president if they won. 

“In the end, it was just too hard to negotiate,” Gingrich said in the report

“I was disappointed when Speaker Gingrich ultimately decided against this idea, because it could have changed the outcome of the primary,” Santorum told Businessweek. “And more importantly, it could have changed the outcome of the general election.”

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h/t Nicholas Thompson.

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