February 17, 2012


Democrats Weigh Hitting Santorum

With the race for the Republican presidential nomination increasingly looking like a horse race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, the Wall Street Journal reports that President Obama's campaign is looking at ways to soften Santorum for the general election without giving the nomination to Romney.

"Obama campaign aides are stepping up their examination of Mr. Santorum's record to assess his vulnerabilities and consider how their strategy might change if he becomes the GOP nominee. For example, the Obama campaign has criticized Mr. Romney for shifting his policy stances and painted him as out of touch with middle-class Americans. That line of attack might not prove as effective against Mr. Santorum."

Understatement alert: "One approach might be to highlight Mr. Santorum's socially conservative views and argue that they are outside of the mainstream. Another might be to go after his economic positions."










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