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Rick Santorum "Visibly Exhausted," Losing Badly, Leaving Florida Saturday

Rick Santorum "Visibly Exhausted," Losing Badly, Leaving Florida Saturday
photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

At last, an explanation for why Rick Santorum has been acting so unhinged in the Sunshine State, from inviting an ex-Yahweh ben Yahweh member to open his campaign rally last weekend to making truly bizarre proclamations about rape: Turns out he's really tired!

Santorum, who will speak at the Miami Downtown Hilton today, is "visibly exhausted" and sleeping just four hours a night, The Washington Post reports. He's also losing so badly in Florida that he's just canceled all his Saturday events to head back to Pennsylvania to do his taxes.


Still, Santorum insists he's not completely giving up on his Florida primary campaign, despite polls showing a neck-and-neck race between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich with Santorum no where close to the top.

"I'm coming back within 24 hours, and I'm here through up to election day," Santorum tells Fox News. "I've spent every minute here in Florida, and I'm going to work in Florida."

Apparently voters in Florida have caught a whiff of desperation off the ex-Pennsylvania senator, who seems to have won the Iowa Caucuses after a recount.

He's got no money for Florida TV ads, his crowds have shriveled daily and has looked noticeably sleepy at speeches.

So tomorrow, instead of holding rallies around the state he'll be doing his taxes at home.

Still, if you want to catch Santorum's last gasp, he's apparently still going to be at the Hilton at 1:30 p.m. today to address the Latin Builders Association.

Nice knowin' ya, Rick -- sorry our voters aren't as nutty as Iowa caucus-goers (or maybe they're just more handy with a Google search -- seriously, beware a Google Image journey starting with Santorum's name.)

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