Santorum's bid to enlist blue-collar Democrats against Romney failed

March 05, 2012

The effort by the Democratic Party, the UAW, Michael Moore and — disgracefully — Rick Santorum himself to orchestrate Democratic crossover votes against Mitt Romney in the Michigan Republican primary fell well short of its goal ("Santorum and Romney fight their own class war in Michigan," Feb. 27).

Mr. Santorum's unholy alliance with big government, big labor and extremists underscores his shortcomings as an economic lightweight and an all-too-frequent shill for the unions during his years in Congress.

At the same time, Mr. Romney's victory provides further proof that the American people increasingly recognize that bloated, profligate, incompetent and debt-ridden government — aided and abetted by a variety of radical elements — is destroying this country, and that free market solutions to our economic problems are required.

This is certainly not good news for President Barack Obama.

Barry C. Steel, Phoenix

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