Huffpost Politics

Rick Santorum On Mitt Romney: 'You Can Call Yourself A Socialist'

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

Rick Santorum is disputing Mitt Rommey's statement that Santorum is less conservative on economic issues.

"I didn't back Romneycare, which is a government takeover of one-sixth of the economy," Santorum told conservative radio host Mark Levin on Monday night, pointing to his own work with Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on health savings accounts during the Clinton administration.

"When Mitt Romney's solution to a healthcare problem is to take over one-sixth of the economy, you can't call yourself a conservative," Santorum said. "You can call yourself a socialist, but you can't call yourself a conservative."'

Earlier on Monday, Romney told FOX News, "Rick Santorum is not a person who is an economic conservative to my right. His record does not suggest he has the fiscal conservative chops that I have."

all-also-on-huffpost

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Romney Bests Santorum in Poll Based on Job Creating Skill

Happy Birthday, Mitt Romney: What to Get for the Candidate Who Has (Almost ...

On day of Deep South primaries, Romney goes to Missouri

Romney, Santorum and the Southern strategy

Rick Santorum: Mitt Romney won't 'tell truth' if elected - Juana ...

Rick Santorum vs. Mitt Romney: Can the G.O.P. save itself? : The ...

Rick Santorum says divided Republican convention could deny Mitt Romney the ...

Can Romney beat Santorum, Gingrich in deep South?

 
  Obama Romney
Obama Romney
332 206
Obama leading
Obama won
Romney leading
Romney won
Popular Vote
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Holdover
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats* Republicans
Current Senate 53 47
Seats gained or lost +2 -2
New Total 55 45
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
Democrat leading
Democrat won
Republican leading
Republican won
Democrats Republicans
Seats won 201 234
Click for Full Results