Santorum Rejects Newt’s “Junior Partner” Label

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In Northfield media scrum, Keystone Stater calmly dismisses Gingrich criticism, touts his own leadership role on congressional ethics battles.

Santorum says ex-Speaker “has a lot of great ideas and we share a lot of ideas but I think a couple go too far.”

The back-and-forth between Newt and Santorum on the "junior partner" tweak shows a sustaining dynamic that is Mitt's friend: his rivals can't help turning on each other to try to edge the competition out to be the Alternative (just like in Iowa), leaving them less bandwidth to go after the frontrunner.
Related Topics: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, 2012 Elections, Analysis, News, Republican Party, The Page, White House

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