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Romney on Santorum: ‘I wonder which team he was taking it for’

By David Edwards
Thursday, February 23, 2012 13:01 EDT
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Following sparring with Rick Santorum at a GOP debate on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the former Pennsylvania senator with a slightly suggestive line, wondering “which team he was taking it for.”

During the CNN-sponsor debate in Arizona, Santorum had defended his support for the “No Child Left Behind” legislation.

“I have to admit, I voted for that, it was against the principles I believed in, but you know, when you’re part of the team, sometimes you take one for the team, for the leader, and I made a mistake,” Santorum explained.

By the time Romney addressed a conference of the Associated Builders and Contractors the next morning, he had a response prepared.

“I wonder which team he was taking it for,” Romney quipped. “My team is the American people, not the insiders in Washington.”

“I don’t know if I’ve seen a politician explain in so many ways why it was he voted against his principles,” the former Massachusetts governor added. “I can tell you one thing: If I am president of the United States, I will abide by my principles, and my team will be the people of the United States of America.”

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Feb. 23, 2012.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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