Limbaugh warns Republicans not to dismiss Santorum while Trump doesn’t understand the fascination

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Two of America’s loudest mouths are speaking out today about the ‘Santorum Surge’:

Rush Limbaugh warned the “insulated” Republican establishment that conservative voters sent them a message.

Said Limbaugh: “They’re doing it because they genuinely have a problem with Romney. And they’re doing it because in Santorum’s case, as I’ve been saying the past couple of weeks, if you’re looking for a conservative who is the least corrupted, who has the least number of periods of wandering off the reservation, if you’re looking for a conservative who’s never sat down with Nancy Pelosi on the couch for any reason, you get Rick Santorum. And people know this. There may be some protest votes in this, but the establishment had better wake up and understand that Republican primary voters are doing this not just to stick a finger in the eye of the establishment, not just to be frivolous here. They’re sending a message. They think Santorum can win.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who claimed his endorsement gave Mitt Romney victory in Nevada, told CNN he was perplexed about Rick Santorum.

Said Trump: “Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who in re-election lost by 19 points, to my knowledge the most in the history of this country for a sitting senator to lose by 19 points. It’s unheard of. Then he goes out and says oh ‘okay’ I just lost by the biggest margin in history and now I’m going to run for president. Tell me, how does that work? … That’s like me saying I just failed a test. Now I’m going to apply for admission to the Wharton School of Finance. Okay? He just failed a test…. And now he’s going to run for president. So, I don’t get Rick Santorum. I don’t get that whole thing.”

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