Mitt Romney might seem like the eventual nominee, but Rick Santorum could have some leverage by the time the party’s convention rolls around in August.

How does “running mate” sound?

It is unlikely, but if he’s able to stay competitive for the next three months of voting, Santorum could be in a position to make a deal with Romney to join forces on the ticket, even though the two men have been beating one another up since last month.

Santorum’s strong showing in Ohio on Super Tuesday is likely to give a jolt to the conservative candidate’s campaign. In his victory speech Tuesday night, after winning more primaries than most people expected him to, Santorum pledged to campaign across the country.

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