Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Santorum adviser: Who's laughing now?

Hogan Gidley, a former adviser for Rick Santorum's erstwhile presidential bid, tells Talking Points Memo that his boss tried to warn voters about Mitt Romney's difficulty with prosecuting the case against ObamaCare.

“It’s a problem, I’m not going to lie.... Here we are a couple months into the general and you’re going, ‘Hey wait a minute, that Rick Santorum was right'."

If you remember, Santorum often warned Republicans about nominating Romney, thanks to RomneyCare's striking similarities to ObamaCare.

In March, Santorum asked a Wisconsin audience.

"Why would the Republican Party nominate someone who agrees with that mandate, on the most important issue of the election?"

That being said, I don't know of anyone without the last name of "Santorum" who actually thinks Rick would've been a stronger nominee. A stronger messenger on health care? Maybe. But this election is still all about the economy.