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Worst Oppo Memo Ever: Mitt Romney Campaign Accuses Rick Santorum Of Congress

Mediaite:

Although current Republican frontrunner Rick Santorum continues to use his mouth to weaken his general election prospects, he still remains a rock-hard target to attack from the right. As I’ve noted previously, the grounds on which former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can safely attack Santorum are thinner than a Bayer Aspirin. The Romney campaign underscored that fact this morning by releasing an oppo memo that slams Santorum for…being in Congress?

In case his constant introductions as “Sen. Santorum” haven’t gotten the message across, the Romney campaign really wants you to know that Rick Santorum was in Congress, for a decent stretch of time. I had to read through the memo twice to make sure, but that’s all they’re saying here. Not “he was a bad, bad congressman,” or “he got his ass whooped in his last Senatorial election,” or even “he voted ‘yes’ on the Making Sausage Out Of Kittens Act.”

The memo, entitled “Meet Congressman/Senator Rick Santorum,” opens with this statement:

“Mitt Romney spent his career in the private sector as a chief executive, where he helped create jobs and turn around major enterprises. Congressman/Senator Rick Santorum, on the other hand, has spent his career in Washington. Rick Santorum is part of the problem, so he can’t be part of the solution.” –Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign Spokesperson

So far, not terrible. With Congress’ approval at an all-time low, it’s not a bad case to make. So, what did Santorum do that was so bad?

After Beginning His First Campaign In 1989, Senator Santorum Spent More Than Seventeen Years Running For Or Serving In Congress And Cast Thousands Of Votes:

Senator Santorum Is A Professional Politician, Having Been Elected To Congress In 1990 And Staying For Sixteen Years Until His 2006 Defeat. “In 1990, Mr. Santorum, then 32, was first elected to the House of Representatives, and four years later rode an anti-incumbent wave into the Senate. He won re-election in 2000, but after a bitter and expensive campaign lost his bid for a third term in 2006 against his Democratic challenger, Bob Casey, the Pennsylvania state treasurer.” (The New York Times’ “Election 2012” Website, 2/19/12)

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