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IT WAS an odd way to admit defeat. The setting was Gettysburg, site of a decisive battle in America's civil war. The sign on the podium read "join the fight". And the candidate himself talked of battling on. But today Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign, tacitly acknowledging the triumph of Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination. For nearly 12 minutes Mr Santorum stood in front of journalists and reminisced about his "improbable" campaign.
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