Just two days after the midterm elections, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, was taking the political pulse of New Hampshire, home to 2012's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (Associated Press)

Just two days after the midterm elections, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, was taking the political pulse of New Hampshire, home to 2012's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. (Associated Press)