From the Daily Mail’s Toby Harnden:
After tonight’s debate, in which Ron Paul and Mitt Romney repeatedly attacked Rick Santorum over his 16-year record in Congress, the former US Senator for Pennsylvania hinted that something nefarious was going on.
“You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,” Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. “Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.”
Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had “joined forces” and were coordinating attacks against his man
“Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For all I know, Mitt Romney might be considering Ron Paul as his running mate. Clearly there is now an alliance between those two and you saw that certainly in the debate.”
Last month, Santorum had hinted that Paul was being easier on Romney than he was on the other candidates. When I asked the Paul national campaign chair Jesse Benton about it at the time, he said, “We have four different TV commercials calling Mitt Romney a flip-flopper that we’ve spent millions of dollars running.”