MSNBC host Chris Hayes talked with Rick Santorum precinct captain late Monday night to discuss the candidate’s dismal turnout in the Iowa Caucus.

The captain showed a photo of his precinct’s final vote that he had taken with his smartphone, accidentally revealing that the unnamed Santorum supporter had not voted for his own candidate. Wearing a sweater vest bearing the candidates name, the man giggled as he said that his pen had run out of ink when it was time to write in Santorum’s name.

“I was like, I can’t just ask somebody for a new pen while I’m doing this.”

“Buddy, you’re the Santorum dude!”

We get it, giggly, unnamed man; you realized you really screwed the pooch on this one and couldn’t stand to write the name of such a loser. It happens to the best of us.

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.