Rick Santorum's departure from presidential race leaves future doors open

Rick Santorum has dropped out of the 2012 presidential race, but his campaign's impact on the social web lives on.

Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday at a press conference in—naturally—Gettysburg, effectively ending the Republican primary and cementing Mitt Romney's path to 1144 delegates. (You can see just

AP Photo. Rick Santorum's departure from the Republican presidential race is hardly a surprise. His daughter, Bella, was recently hospitalized, he was trailing Mitt Romney in the Pennsylvania polls, and he was short on cash.

Victoria's Secret. GETTYSBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign. Senator Santorum appeared at a hotel room in Gettysburg on Tuesday afternoon where he made

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum acknowledged Tuesday that his suspended political campaign would never get him to the White House but it had another effect – turning him into a political energizer and prolific fund-raiser for gay rights