Friday, February 10, 2012

Day after losses, Romney says he’s better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

ATLANTA — Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

A true Tea Party candidate would be for less government and restoring liberty to all. Mitt Romney is not that person. 

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."

te trouble is that the Tea Party has mostly been hijacked by the Right, leaving those who follow that set of ideals without a true national representative. 


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