Santorum eyes Wis. after Louisiana win
GREEN BAY, Wis. Another victory in hand but still badly trailing rival Mitt Romney, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum vowed to continue his campaign despite an increasingly steep climb to the nomination.
Santorum, buoyed by Saturdays win in Louisianas primary that boosted his spirit but did little to narrow the delegate gap, urged his supporters to stick with him even as much of the GOP establishment has coalesced around Romneys increasingly inevitable coronation.
Even though a lot of folks are saying this race is over, the people in Louisiana said, No, its not. They still want to see someone who they can trust, someone whos not running an Etch a Sketch campaign, but one who has their principals written on their heart, not on an erasable tablet, Santorum said Sunday on CBS Face the Nation.
Cheneys transplant opens age debate
CHICAGO Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive.
Still, his case reopens debate about whether rules should be changed to favor youth over age in giving out scarce organs. As it stands now, time on the waiting list, medical need and where you live determine the odds of scoring a new heart not how many years you will live to make use of it.
The ethical issues are not that he had a transplant, but who didnt? Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at Scripps Health in La Jolla, Calif., wrote on Twitter.
Cheney received the transplant Saturday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., the same place where he received an implanted heart pump that has kept him alive since July 2010. It appears he went on the transplant wait list around that time, 20 months ago.