Election 2012

The Next Dick Cheney

Gingrich might end up being Santorum's Cheney. And that's effing scary.

A senior adviser to Newt Gingrich told The Huffington Post Tuesday night the campaign likes the idea of Rick Santorum and Gingrich running on the same ticket for the presidency and vice presidency.

"Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would make a powerful team against Barack Obama," the adviser said on the condition that his name not be used. "They have the capability to deny Gov. Romney the nomination."

They'd have the north and the south covered, plus Gingrich would be perceived as the "political heft" on the ticket. And, ah hell, it would be nightmarish if they went all the way.