Romney camp rips Santorum on spending
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters on January 5, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina.
January 6th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp rips Santorum on spending

(CNN) – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign stepped up its criticism of conservative challenger Rick Santorum Friday, continuing to hit the former Pennsylvania senator on his spending record while in Congress.

For his part, Santorum was slated to hold three "Faith, Family and Freedom" town hall meetings in New Hampshire, now four days away from its first-in-the-nation primary. Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and Ron Paul also had a series of events scheduled in the state.

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  1. diridi

    He is front-runner, but will never win with Obama. Gospel-Truth. He shipped all jobs to China for GREED. His persona is for Corporate, Greed, Oil, and Rich. Not for Middle Class. Wake up.

    January 6, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When Mittens comes to Florida, I will attend one of his campaign events, just to hear him tell seniors that turning social security over to Wall Street is good, and getting a voucher for medicare is a really good deal for Floridians.

    January 6, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. Larry L

    I want to hear Romney explain to seniors about how he thinks Social Security should become another source of funds for his Wall Street buddies – think Enron when you hear that pitch. He'll also want to hand Medicare over to HMOs and insurance companies – also big contributors to Republican campaigns and big winners with Bush's pharmaceutical deal. Romney is everything bad about a political party that only caters to the rich.

    January 6, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I think voters at these town halls should press Gov. Romney on releasing his taxes. Make him show his love. Romney is arrogant enough to believe that he can tell people that he will make that decision if he wins the election. He wants to sucker the public into believing that it would presumptive for him to reveal his tax returns prior to winning the general election. If the Republican establishment had any brains, they would pressure him into releasing his taxes well before the convention if it looks like he will be the nominee. In fact, the sooner the better, especially if the returns make him look super wealthy.

    January 6, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  5. Indy

    Someone in this picture has a bad case of gas !
    Romney left side of mouth, I can create more jobs then anyone
    Romney right side of mouth, Governments dont create jobs
    Romney butthole, corporations are people too !

    January 6, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  6. Bill

    Wow. There must be 30 people at this event. Loser.

    January 6, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  7. westward

    Mitt, you and your filthy rich PAC are being taken by most Americans for what they really are – blood money on the heads of a middle class that is already down.

    January 6, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Sarah

    1 Question. Did you ever hear Romney criticize Teddy Kennedy while he was Gov. ?

    Certainly Santorum was able to bring home some bacon for Pa. but this was the way of the land at that time. There is no reason to put that against him.

    January 6, 2012 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. Sarah

    Wire Palladin, S. F – Florida ?
    Do tell us what S.F. stands for ? I always assumed San Francisco.

    January 6, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Wire Palladin, S. F. –When Mittens comes to Florida, I will attend one of his campaign events, just to hear him tell seniors that turning social security over to Wall Street is good
    =======================================================================================
    Any changes to social security won't affect ANY seniors currently in social security. You need to become better informed. As for people participating in a new SS plan, they could keep their money, yes THEIR MONEY, in private retirement accounts that THEY OWN and THEY INVEST however they please. No politicians would be able to steal the money and leave a bunch of IOUs from a near bankrupt government. It is amazing you advocate keeping a system that allows politicians to steal our SS money instead of letting THE PEOPLE keep the money in their name, in their accounts.

    >and getting a voucher for medicare is a really good deal for Floridians.

    Medicare is going to change one way or another, so let's hear the Democrats plan? Don't have one you say? Yes, more BS smoke and mirrors from the Democrats who want to keep a financially unsustainable system alive with more and more and more taxes until we all go broke.

    January 6, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    >Sarah
    >Wire Palladin, S. F – Florida ?
    >Do tell us what S.F. stands for ? I always assumed San Francisco

    Based on their posts, stupid is the first world and the second one won't make it past the moderators.

    January 6, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |