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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Santorum aside, Romney supporter braves SCOTUS scene

Rick Santorum swept into the Supreme Court scene shortly after arguments wrapped up for the day Monday to declare that his main Republican rival couldn’t do the same.


Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court about the health-care reform law case currently being heard by the justices March 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Smialowski - AFP/Getty Images)

The federal health-care legislation that is before the justices for three days “is the most important issue of this election” — one that Santorum said doesn’t work for Mitt Romney, who had his own health-care law as governor of Massachusetts.

“The worst person to make that case is Mitt Romney,” Santorum said. ”That’s why we’re here today and he’s not.”

There was at least one guy in a Romney shirt in the crowd. Blake Gober, a 22-year-old Republican political operative from the District, is no fan of “Obamacare.” (“It is my philosophy that government should protect the citizens, not provide for them,” he said.)

But he’s not opposed to the plan enacted in Massachusetts under Romney.

“Romneycare, to me, is actually a conservative thing, and it’s done on the state level,” he said. “It’s 150 pages versus, like, 2,000.”

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