Santorum: Romney Has Helped ‘The Liberal Cause’

Rick Santorum sought to portray Mitt Romney as a liberal at a Marquette, Michigan rally on Sunday and again cast himself as the true conservative in the GOP race.

“You can talk about what he did to the liberal cause,” Santorum said, invoking Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan as the foundation for “Obamacare.”

“Why would we give away the most salient issue in this election?” he said comparing Obamacare with Romneycare. “It just makes no sense, folks.”

He also said the ex-governor embraced a similar birth control mandate as President Obama.

“Governor Romney did the same thing in Massachusetts, forcing Catholic hospitals to provide the morning after pill,” Santorum said.

He added: “We need someone who can create a stark contrast” with Obama. 

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