Santorum’s delicate rhetoric; Mormons stay mum; and the Romney women and politics (read-this roundup)

February 27, 2012

Rick Santorum talks vomit and snobbery. (Paul Sancya/AP)

Obama’s snooty crime, according to Santorum? Emphasizing the importance of a college education.

Elsewhere, while Mitt Romney has plenty of supporters in the Mormon church, they’re staying low-key for now for fear of fanning the flames of the anti-Mormon sentiment the former Massachusetts governor has sometimes encountered on the campaign trail. Supporters within his faith are more a “cheering section” than candidates for forming a “Mormons for Mitt” club, reports our colleague Sandhya Somashekhar.

Elsewhere, our colleague Brady Dennis reports on a campaign that Romney might not want to emulate--that of his mother, Lenore, who unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 1970. Apparently, she was heavy on celebrity endorsements (Art Linkletter and Bob Hope appeared in a campaign video) but light on substance.

Meanwhile, Suzi Parker contemplates another Romney woman getting into politics--she ponders whether Mitt’s wife, Ann, wouldn’t make a better candidate than her husband.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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