The Corner

Re: Santorum Slams Pawlenty’s ‘Class-Warfare’ Rhetoric

Jonathan Martin gives his take on Santorum’s NRO interview:

Pawlenty, of course, was contrasting himself with son-of-a-CEO-turned-governor Mitt Romney.  But that Santorum is weighing in so forcefully here illustrates that a) he’s intent on being at least a factor in the early ‘12 conversation and, perhaps more important, b) TPaw’s son-of-a-truck driver pitch may not be received with the same welcome in the GOP as the son-of-a-milk-truck-driver and the son-of-a-mill worker were with Dems.

It also feels like something of a proxy war or perhaps an updated version of the Mitt v Huck battles of ‘08.

More here.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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