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The Gingrich-Santorum (or Santorum-Gingrich) ticket that almost was

Guess what it was that they couldn’t agree on.

Josh Green, writing for Bloomberg and still rooting around in the entrials (or does one mean detritus) of the titanic battle for last year’s Repub presidential nominee, writes that a key moment when the  anyone-but-Romney movement was almost evenly divided between backers of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the two men were in serious talks to merge and run as a ticket.

Green has attributed quotes from high-ranking lieutenants of both camps indicating that the talks were serious and came close to a deal, but you can probably guess what stood in the way. They couldn’t agree on which of them would be president and which would be veep.