Maybe cabinet post, lecture circuit, another run.

At least in public, Rick Santorum has been modest about his goals since closing the curtain on his presidential campaign.

“I’d like to get some sleep,” he said late Tuesday at Lancaster Bible College, during a forum that had been designed to fire up his base in advance of the April 24 Pennsylvania GOP primary but instead became a valedictory.

His rest is well-earned: Though he fell short, Santorum’s self-labeled “improbable” run as a presidential candidate revived a political career that had seemed over when he left a Pittsburgh stage in 2006 after a crushing loss in his bid for a third term in the U.S. Senate.

But the question is, what happens to Santorum now? And what of 2016?

Speculation has been bouncing around that Santorum might get a cabinet position in a Mitt Romney administration or even be chosen as a vice-presidential running mate, though most strategists say that is a longshot.

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