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Super Tuesday: Class Warfare Edition

By March 6, 2012

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Rick Santorum is claiming Oklahoma as his "Super Tuesday Home State" according to this report. Santorum states:

"I don't have my home state up on Tuesday like Congressman Gingrich or Gov. Romney, though Gov. Romney has about five home states--I don't know how that works--but I don't live that kind of life. I have one home state. But I can tell you that if I feel like if I have any home state up on Super Tuesday, it's here in Oklahoma."

Actually, Rick Santorum was born in Virginia and has lived in Virginia since the 1990's. Virginia is a Super Tuesday state and would seem to be a good fit for him to claim as a "home state," especially if every state Romney travels to is a "home state." Virginia is also an important swing state. But Santorum failed to submit any signatures to qualify for the Virginia ballot, which is somewhat of an embarrassment given his ties to the region.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich's SuperPAC, Winning Our Future, is running an ad that claims Romney is "not the type to pump his own gas." I'm not sure if Romney has ever commented on Newt's $500,000 Tiffany's story, but Newt is acting like he isn't a millionaire himself.

If we are going to attack Romney, let's do it on his past liberal positions, Romneycare, and substantive issues. It makes it quite difficult to make an argument against the left's use of class warfare when we are so willing to do it for our own political gain.

See Also: Super Tuesday Preview

Photo: Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum. Source: Gage Skidmore

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