Skip to comments.Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals
Posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST by mdittmar
ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.
Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.
Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much and that Santorum and Gingrich "are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats."
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Turn, turn, turn
santorum and romney...
I doubt Romney even understands what is the basis of the Tea party movement.
Most of the Elite Republicans certainly don’t. McCain didn’t in 2008. McConnell doesn’t. Boehner doesn’t.
Does he even know what TEA means?
He was semi-hinged........advancing to totally unhinged.
Hey Dio, Romney actually used the term “Pet Projects”
Maybe there should be a “Hot dog” alert every time he mentions ‘pets’
Do you have a ping list for it yet?
What a loon Mittens is.
You mean...you mean...Romney lost? He’s not inevitable? M-m-my world is c-c-c-crushed!/sarc
I had to check because I would have sworn this was satire.
Wow, that’s a very revealing video.
Maybe they will,in November.
Not only a loon, he is a liar. He know exactly who the Tea Party is he and his minions HATE the Tea Party.
Romney is bonkers.
Romney is obviously a post modernist; words have no meaning to him.
Politics and strange bedfellows...
Why would any of the Tea Party have a problem with Romney? After all, he does like drink tea...
In reality, both the GOP (almost all) and Romney have been trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party from day one. After all, how can they benefit from being in control of a party that does not expand government, expand spending, and expand benefits!
Yes, the GOP is not unlike the Democrats - just matters who controls the purse strings!
I wonder if he said it with the same conviction he says he’s pro-life? When he says he’s pro-life he looks like he’s saying a foreign word or phrase, and he has to literally spit out the words.
The sheer audacity of this man to use the Tea Party in such a way to attack rivals beggars believe.
It shows just how far the American media has fallen that he would feel comfortable and confident enough to wrap himself up in the Tea Party flag.
What a shambles.........he must be defeated.