If Rick Santorum were a balloon, he would look like this

MARS, Penn. -- A few hundred people showed up for Rick Santorum's home state campaign kick-off here Tuesday night, including Harold Shaver, who arrived with a human-sized balloon that bears a striking resemblance to the former Pennsylvania senator.

Shaver, who owns Kahuna Balloona & Co, spent two hours and used dozens of balloons to create the inflatable Santorum.

Balloon Santorum was last seen loitering near the door outside where the real Santorum delivered his "half-time" speech after losing primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

But no matter what happens, Balloon Santorum never stops smiling. Until he deflates.

Take a closer look after the jump:

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