Skip to comments.Santorum vs. Romney: I'm no lightweight, you're a lightweight
Posted on 02/29/2012 11:36:02 AM PST by Red Steel
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As Michigan and Arizona voters went to the polls today, the gloves came off between the two top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination.
The first blow came this morning in Livonia, Mich., when Mitt Romney called Rick Santorum "an economic light weight." The remark kicked off a day of verbal sparing and boxing metaphors between the two both stumping in the Wolverine State. "I don't think he understands the process of job creating," Romney added.
It was later that Santorum responded to the former Massachusetts governor, calling him "a lightweight on conservative accomplishments."
The latest candidate to surge in the polls attempted to spin Romney's comments as an attack on his wealth.
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You don’t respond to Mitt, you ignore him and make him irrelevant, erh, he is...
Santorum won the conservative areas of Michigan and Romney won in the Detroit area. That says plenty right there.
"I'm not a heavyweight," Santorum said. "Im not a multimillionaire. I'm someone who has gone out and worked hard and learned my economics from shining shoes."
I guess the being the grandson of a coal miner is wearing a lttle thin, so now he was a shoeshine boy?
Stand back everyone! Give them some room!
This is a good old fashioned verbal slap fight.
Let Newt know when you're done softening him up, Ricky Mouse, so Newt can come in and finish the job on Willard the Lizard.
—> I guess the being the grandson of a coal miner is wearing a lttle thin, so now he was a shoeshine boy?
Thanks for the smile during a work day :)
Sparing? I'm sad that I read this. Freaking "journalists" that don't even know the basics. I'm beyond disappointed.
LOL! The poor little matchboy...
Pay no attention to the lightweight in the White House, Andrew.
“I do m’own taxes. They’re on my computer at home, but I’m not home to get ‘em. And nobody’s home to get ‘em. So when I get home, I’ll get ‘em and release ‘em”. (Cue goofy smile)
Some people have the misconception that a successful businessman will improve the economy when they govern. NO WAY! They are far different when they are spending OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY.
“Massachusetts Health Care Reform Has Left Small Business Behind: A Warning to the States
By Joshua Archambault
September 17, 2010”
And Romney said all of the states should follow MA. lol
From Rick’s interview with Rush:
“I was a leader on welfare reform. I was the guy that led the charge in the US Senate and actually wrote the bill when I was in the House. I was the guy that actually helped end the federal entitlement. I embraced the Ryan plan and said it’s a good first step and frankly I would go even farther than that,”