Santorum accuses Romney of playing ‘dirty politics’
Campaigning at the Yorktown aircraft carrier museum in Charleston Harbor, Santorum slammed the former Massachusetts governor for an automated call that plays a tape of Santorum endorsing Romney’s 2008 run for the GOP presidential nomination.
‘Gov. Romney, out there playing a recording from four years ago, and suggesting that I’m endorsing him, is another example of Gov. Romney misleading the public about my record and what I believe in,’ Santorum told reporters as he left a town-hall-style meeting on the warship.
‘It’s dirty politics, and I expect that from Barack Obama. I don’t ever expect it from a Republican.’
A supporter, state Sen. Larry Grooms, joined Santorum in denouncing Romney. ‘When a man running for the highest office of the nation sanctions a phone call where one of his opponents does a fake endorsement, something’s wrong with that,’ he said.