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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 02/27/2012

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

Rick Santorum talks vomit and snobbery. (Paul Sancya - AP)
Rick Santorum continues to elevate the tone of political conversation. First, the former Pennsylvania senator eloquently asserted that JFK’s famous 1960’s speech on the separation of church and state “makes me want to throw up.” And now he’s calling President Obama “a snob.”

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.

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