THIS would have been great fun:
It’s one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee.
As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney.
“We were close,” former Representative Bob Walker, a Gingrich ally, said. “Everybody thought there was an opportunity.”
“It would have sent shock waves through the establishment and the ...