Recently former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum confessed his reasons for dropping out of the GOP primary race on the radio Thursday afternoon, and boy was he candid. "After the last week in Wisconsin, we basically had no money,"  he told the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins (via National Journal's Jonathan Miller), adding that his campaign had started to go into debt. "We were just burning through cash at a rate we couldn't maintain." As for the politics angle on things, Santorum was also ready to admit that Mitt Romney simply did a better job: "Romney was more effectively able to spin the media, more effectively than we were."

None of this is to say that Santorum accomplished nothing in his campaign. As The New York Times' Charles Blow points out, he managed to do a good bit of damage to Romney, lack of savvy notwithstanding. "Santorum continuously chipped away at Romney as a dishonest man and a weak conservative, as well as the worst candidate to run against President Obama," Blow wrote. "The shift in the debate, which Santorum helped create, and his withering attacks on the front-runner forced Romney to move further right than was politically prudent. As a result, Romney is now weaker than any post-primary party nominee in recent political history." It's unclear if crippling the GOP's chances at the White House is a good or a bad thing for the former Senator from Pennsylvania's future political ambitions. We're gonna go out on a limb and suggest that latter.