Yesterday, Rick Santorum unsurprisingly "scored" some evangelical Christian endorsements, including Family Leader president Bob Vander Plaats.

Today, the news comes out that Vander Plaats asked Michele Bachmann to quit the race in order to throw some additional support to poor little Ricky Google-pants, who's barely registering in the polls at all:

The phone call took place Saturday, three days before Vander Plaats announced he — but not his organization, the Family Leader — was backing Santorum.

Bachmann declined, the source said, noting to Vander Plaats that she has consistently polled ahead of Santorum in the race and still does.

This is the first (and hopefully only) time in my life in which I find myself rooting for Michele Bachmann. I hope she cleans Santorum's clock on January 3rd.