February 29th, 2012
07:05 AM ET
10 years ago

Santorum to shift back to economic message after failing to topple Romney

Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) - Rick Santorum put a positive spin on his disappointing loss in Michigan, saying "we feel great" about the results as the focus shifts to Super Tuesday contests.

"This was going to be [Mitt] Romney's night. The question was how big. And it wasn't very big," Santorum said in a reference to Mitt Romney, who had a home-state advantage in Michigan.

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  1. PaOutOfWork

    Santorum shifting back to an economic message will just define the growing list of Obama Failures. It can only highlight how federal spending is above historic levels.
    – unemployment increase of 50 % since 2007, hovers at 15% to 16%.
    – home foreclosures rise by 75 percent since 2007.
    – price of gasoline increases of 50 % since 2008; since Obama took office,
    – home sales have fallen in four of the past five years, the worst showing in 13 years.
    – Poverty in America Hits 52-year High as Economy Worsens; 44 Million Americans On Food Stamps, increase of 74 percent since 2007,
    – Debt Increased By $35,835 per Household, nearly 15% of the U.S. population rely on food stamps, the number of recipients hit 45.8 million. Food stamp rolls have risen 8.1% in the past year.
    – Americans' wealth suffered its biggest quarterly loss July 2011-September2011 in more than two years, household net worth fell 4 percent as stocks, pension funds and home values lost value.
    – The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years, the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president.
    – Down Grade of Americas Credit Rating for the first time ever.
    – America’s debt has exceeded the country’s GDP.

    February 29, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |