Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Santorum hits Romney for "over-the-top" attacks on Gingrich

Rick Santorum, weighing in on Fox News this morning about Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's tussle last night.

CARLSON: Is Newt Gingrich correct when he says that Mitt Romney's attacks against him last night were lies?

SANTORUM: Well, I think some of them were over-the-top. To suggest that Newt was a lobbyist when, in fact, he was not technically a lobbyist, that's just factually incorrect, and there is a difference between someone who does consulting for a company and someone who actually goes out and actively lobbies.

So that was wrong.

But lest you think Santorum was auditioning to be Newt's VP, he quickly added that no one mentioned the coup attempt against Gingrich during his time as Speaker.

It's become a fun sport to try to read which way Santorum is leaning on Romney vs. Gingrich, since his decision to drop out and endorse would provide either candidate with a big boost.

Judging from Santorum's concession speech in South Carolina and comments like this, it seems like he might be leaning toward Newt, but there's always the possibility that he'll never drop out and might just keep on running continuously for the next four or eight years, so he can visit every county and Flying J in America.