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Romney ‘Worst Republican’ Against Obama

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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks in Livonia, Mich. When Santorum recently rebuked John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech on religion, he was repeating a common conservative view that the address did more harm than good. Santorum, competing for conservatives votes in a close GOP presidential primary with Republican Mitt Romney, argued that more religion was needed in American public life.

Rick Santorum upped his attacks on Mitt Romney at a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Sunday night, calling his opponent the “worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” He then offered a list of areas where Romney contrasted badly to Obama. When asked about the comment, Santorum explained, “I said he was the worst Republican to run on the issue of Obamacare,” and suggested that the media was “distorting my words.” The candidate faced criticism from Republicans last week after suggesting that Romney was too similar to Obama.