Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum went to Puerto Rico last week to gin up support for the GOP primary which took place on the island territory over the weekend. He probably would’ve been better off staying stateside, as he ended up getting crushed by GOP rival  Mitt Romney 83 to 8% in the contest.

Even the former Pennsylvania Senator’s attempt to do a little sunbathing turned against him when a photo of him laying out by the pool hit the internet.

When asked about the photo, Santorum conceded it didn’t paint such a pretty picture.

“They caught me sunbathing when I was in Puerto Rico,” Santorum said. “We took about an hour to sit out by the pool and catch a few rays, and so I guess a paparazzi got me.  I know, I probably should lose about 15, 20 pounds, but I’m working on it.”

Santorum is hardly the first politician who’s been caught with his shirt off. In fact, both Romney and Barack Obama have been famously snapped bare-chested at the beach. Albeit to generally better reviews than poor Rick. Check out those shots below, including one non-shirtless (thankfully) one of Windsurfing John Kerry.