PITTSBURGH -- Rick Santorum dropped his presidential campaign nearly a month ago, so his meeting here Friday with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would have seemed like the perfect opportunity to offer Romney his endorsement.
But even before the 90-minute meeting took place, everyone knew that would not happen anytime soon. Santorum, like pretty much everyone else who has run in the Republican presidential contest, has embraced the party's standard-bearer with a stiff arm. They will work to defeat President Barack Obama, they say. Yet few have been willing to get behind their party's winner with anything approaching enthusiasm.