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Santorum drops out: Obama campaign "blames" Mitt

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Obama campaign manager Jim Messina took presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to task on Tuesday for Rick Santorum's decision to drop out of the presidential primary contest. Messina, not missing a chance to take a shot at Romney blamed Romney's negative ads--not Santorum's performance in a statement where he did not mention Santorum's name.

"It's no surprise that Mitt Romney finally was able to grind down his opponents under an avalanche of negative ads. But neither he nor his special interest allies will be able to buy the presidency with their negative attacks. The more the American people see of Mitt Romney, the less they like him and the less they trust him. While calling himself the 'ideal candidate' for the Tea Party, he has promised to return to the same policies that created the economic crisis and has alienated women, middle class families, and Hispanic Americans. Americans value a President who will fight every day to rebuild an economy in which hard work will pay, responsibility is rewarded and everyone plays by the same rules. And that President is Barack Obama," Messina said in a statement.

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