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In the days leading up to the all-important Michigan and Arizona primaries, GOP frontrunners Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in high gear. The driving word during another weekend of radical Republican rhetoric was “snob.” While Santorum mystifyingly labeled the president a snob for wanting to send America’s youth to college, Romney solidified his image as an elitist 1-percenter.
Romney made a pit stop
at the Daytona 500, never squandering an opportunity to flaunt his wealth and alienate voters. Speaking to a number of poncho-adorned NASCAR patrons on the rain-slicked track, Romney mockingly said “I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”
When asked if he follows the sport, Mitt said that he was a fan because he has “some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.” These comments only fuel the perception that Romney is out of touch with the average American, and may leave Mitt in the dust come the convention.
Rick Santorum’s radicalism could also spell trouble and lose crucial voters. At a rally on Sunday, Santorum declared
that “Obama wants…everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.” He went on to claim that the president’s motive behind the higher education push is to indoctrinate young people and “remake [them] in his image.”