GOP Race: Rick Santorum quizzed over his ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ remarks

February 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The GOP race is heating up between frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. During a debate ahead of the primaries in Arizona and Michigan, the pair took the differences to personal level as they both sought the best chance to throw the knockout punch.

Santorum got defensive when Romney brought up the issue of the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City which did run into troubles. Romney said as he “fighting to save the Olympics,” Santorum was “fighting to save the ‘bridge to nowhere,’”

That statement got response from Santorum who said that, “You’re entitled to your opinions. You’re not entitled to misrepresent the facts, and you’re misrepresenting the facts. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Santorum waited for his chance to get back at Romney. During the debate, all the contestants were unanimous in condemning the Obamacare. That was when Santorum seized the opportunity to launch his own attack on Romney and get even on the night.

Out of the blue, Santorum said that, “The whole reason this issue is alive is Romneycare.”

Romney retorted back reminding Santorum of the endorsement that he (Santorum) gave him (Romney). After that, he brought out Santorum’s backing of former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter.

The reason that is an issue is that Specter later deferred to the Democrats and endorsed President Obama.

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