Despite his petulance, childishness and arrogance during the campaign, it appears Newt Gingrich is finally accepting reality. While he may have been a bit late in coming to this reality, he sounds ready to get behind Romney and to help unify the party. Thanks to some of his behavior during the campaign, one could safely assume that that was a marriage that was not ever going to make it to the altar. Yet he's accepted Romney as the nominee and is offering his support, despite the animosity displayed toward him these past few months.
Rick Santorum, on the other hand, appears to be a bit more reluctant to get behind the Mittster. The support he's offered has been tepid at best, and he won't come out and use the word 'endorse.' (Though I suppose that's frankly silly at this point.) If he'd done better or contributed something substantive to the debate over the last year, he'd probably be in a position to bargain for something. But one could make the case that Santorum really brought the conversation down; his anti-contraception rants have contributed mightily to the folly of the 'GOP War on Women' meme. His intolerance has really helped color the GOP as intolerant in general. While the media helped fan those flames, he surely knew the playing field. Grow up, Rick, and help retire O. Or shut up.