Romney vs. Santorum: Your Voice, Your Vote

Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum: You're an economic lightweight.
1:48 | 03/18/12

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Transcript for Romney vs. Santorum: Your Voice, Your Vote
Or voice your vote tonight and Puerto Rico they are casting ballots in the primary today. The candidates already -- the next big contest Mitt Romney -- the campaign trail and Illinois ahead of Tuesday's big primary Rick Santorum spent the day in Louisiana which comes after. And so we want to bring in David Curley at our Washington bureau tonight and David what are the lines we know that Mitt Romney uses on this trail about his opponent Rick Santorum is that he's an economic lightweight. On ABC's this week Santorum that a chance to respond -- that we would listen to both and then get your reaction here. I could -- be successful in replacing an economic lightly if we nominate and economic lightweight and I am an economic heavyweight I know how this economy -- I've got to get. Get it working for the American people figures like -- about the American. OK so are you an economic lightweight permit privacy easy economic heavyweight this is a man who doesn't understand. You know conservative principles. Conservatives are -- I'm gonna create jobs and I'm -- the change economy I'm gonna manage the economy just the opposite. But we believe it is getting government out of the way create an opportunity let the private sector do these things. It's -- David he answered with an attack of his own. Yeah I actually went on to say basically that Mitt Romney can't connect with the voters therefore he is not the guy you should actually a -- he's not the one the -- represented Republicans. This is the thing that is -- seen in the past couple of weeks he's connecting with the voters and it basically saying listen. If Romney has that tell you that I know what you feel then he's not doing the job the Republicans -- but that's that issue of being called an economic -- how to answer that. You know -- interest and he came up another allegation the Mitt Romney's gonna have to. Answer as well he's sitting around -- did a great job in the private sector making money for being Kaplan himself but when he was governor he was 47 out of fifty states in creating jobs that somebody who we want to be president the Republicans going at it. Hot and heavy right David -- in Washington David thank you.

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