TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Rick Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP bid to the White House Tuesday, and the head of the Republican Party of Florida was nothing if not gracious in his observations.
Lenny Curry said that Santorum was to be commended on running a good race.
"Rick Santorum ran a good, hard, solid campaign," he said. "He ran a campaign based on deeply-held beliefs and ideals, which contributed to the whole process."
Curry said that he was, in one sense, not surprised that Santorum chose to suspend his campaign. He said that Santorum reached his decision after a long, thoughtful look at the campaign trail ahead.
"I'm not surprised. I commend him for the race that he ran," Curry said.
He added that this will clear the republican field for Mitt Romney, and the run-up to November.
Curry also had a couple of observations regarding the man who will face the GOP candidate.
The president, while calling for an end to the big tax breaks for millionaires, was also asking them for campaign contributions in south Florida.
Curry said that's just the way things work, no matter who you are.
"It's no secret that you have to raise money to run a campaign," he said. "Both parties raise money from business and from individuals whether it's through pacs or through individual contributions, depending on the campaign finance laws," he said.
Curry's observation is a perceptive one, given the fact that this has become the age of the SuperPAC.
In the 2012 campaign, virtually unlimited funds will be pumped into the various coffers.