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Sun Jan 1, 2012, 10:20 PM

Confident Romney draws contrast with surging Santorum

MSNBC - With only days to go until the GOP primary contest finally begins in earnest, a new set of polling has brought forth a new anti-Romney candidate in the race, and today for the first time, Mitt Romney was asked by reporters to draw contrast between himself, and the surging former Sen. Rick Santorum.

Keeping with his tradition of rarely attacking his Republican rivals directly, Romney reminded the press that Santorum endorsed him in 2008, and that the former Pennsylvania congressman and senator spent the majority of his career in Washington.

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Asked later whether he or Santorum, who has ridden a wave of evangelical and social conservative support to third place in the latest Des Moines Register polling, was the more conservative, Romney again chose not to attack Santorum directly, but to speak about his own record, concluding:

"I'll let people make their own assessment of our respective records, but I'm a conservative. I'm proud to be a conservative businessman, and I think what distinguishes me from the others in the field is that I understand the economy first hand, having lived in it. And I look forward to a spirited campaign"

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/01/9878476-confident-romney-draws-contrast-with-surging-santorum

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Reply Confident Romney draws contrast with surging Santorum (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2012 OP
LuvNewcastle Jan 2012 #1
RickFromMN Jan 2012 #2
Bucky Jan 2012 #3
Warren DeMontague Jan 2012 #4
The Doctor. Jan 2012 #5
LineLineNew Reply !
Bucky Jan 2012 #7
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #6
the Weird Liberal Jan 2012 #8
Strelnikov_ Jan 2012 #9
47of74 Jan 2012 #11
Bob Wallace Jan 2012 #10
durablend Jan 2012 #12
Wolf Frankula Jan 2012 #13

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 11:45 PM

1. I hope they get santorum all over themselves.

It would serve them right.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 11:45 PM

2. How can the anybody-but-Romney group not go third party when Romney wins the nomination?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:53 AM

3. Will Wednesday's headline be "Romney wipes Santorum out across Iowa"?

I'm sorry.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:04 AM

4. surfing a huge, cresting wave of santorum!

I think I just threw up a little.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 02:52 AM

5. I don't want to think about Romney trailing Santorum.

 

Please don't make me.

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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:25 AM

7. !

win

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 03:28 AM

6. Tuesday night can't come quick enough

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 06:06 PM

8. Tuesday night will be EPIC

no matter who wins.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:29 PM

9. All this pumping seems to be raising Santorum n/t

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Response to Strelnikov_ (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:57 PM

11. Oh yikes!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:53 PM

10. NPR, this morning...

Opened the news with "Come from behind candidate, Santorum, surges..."

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Response to Bob Wallace (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:09 AM

12. OH YUCK

No doubt next to his name somewhere is a photo of brain bleach

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:48 PM

13. Surging Santorum?

It sounds like the sewers have overflowed. If santorum is surging in Iowa, shouldn't the state be declared a disaster area. It makes me glad that I am not in Iowa.

Wolf

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