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As Santorum drops out, a trip down meme-ory lane

by | 10th, April 2012

RICK SANTORUM has announced his withdrawal from the Republican presidential race and in his concession speech on Tuesday afternoon he name-checked some of the many social-media phenomena and online pranks that he has inspired. But the pro-life, anti-porn former senator from Pennsylvania kept quiet about the less than flattering memes that also went viral during his presidential campaign.

Unsurprisingly, he kept quiet about his notorious Google problem ‘. Thanks to a campaign by gay rights activists, for a long time the top result for a Google search for “Santorum” was the website Spreadingsantorum.com. It is dedicated to spreading awareness of a made-up neologism that ties Santorum’s name to gay sex.

Neither did Santorum mention the portrait of him made entirely of images of gay porn or that corn dog gif.

He did, however, give a nod to the Twittersphere for making his favourite item

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