After Losses, Romney Goes After Santorum
Says he and Gingrich are just Washington insiders
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2012 6:42 PM CST
Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Atlanta Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – That triple bogey must have stung: Mitt Romney made a point to call out Rick Santorum by name today. Speaking to reporters in Atlanta, Romney said Santorum and Newt Gingrich were part of the Republican party that "lost its way" by spending too much federal money while in office, reports CNN. "In this race, I'm the only guy that hasn't spent time in Washington," he said. "And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats."

Santorum, for his part, spoke to a group of pastors in Texas and said he has "no desire to be pastor of this country," notes ABC News. "But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to stand and fight for the things that are consistent with what this country was founded upon, which was a moral foundation." He also alluded to his big night: "The gift of being underestimated is a wonderful gift." Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, took delight in pointing out how "shocked" the GOP establishment was after Santorum's wins, which he says only proves "how insulated they are," reports Politico.
 

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