Rick Santorum would definitely serve as Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee if asked, he said Monday, in comments that come not so long after Santorum pseudo-suggested we all should just vote for Obama if Romney gets the nomination. When asked if he'd consider saying yes if Romney asked him to serve as vice president, Santourm told David Brody of CBN News, a Christian media outlet.:

Santorum: Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can...

Brody: So, you're keeping your options open.

Rick Santorum: I'll do whatever is necessary to help our country.

Santorum comes off as a bit outrageous for even entertaining the idea that Romney would give him the VP slot. But given the criticism Santorum's received for saying that where health care is concerned, Romney "is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama" -- so much criticism he cursed at a New York Times reporter who brought it up -- this is actually probably the best answer he could give in response to that question. Better, for instance, than the flurry that would result should he say he wouldn't even consider it because Romney's so unqualified, etc. We do live in a world where Hillary Clinton is Barack Obama's Secretary of State. So we guess anything is possible. But, as Molly Ball writes in The Atlantic, this particular team of rivals seems pretty improbable.