Ironically the Santorum statement in full is actually taking Romney out of context
We need a candidate who's going to be a fighter for freedom. Who's going to get up and make that the central theme in this race because it is the central theme in this race. I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. Doesn't matter to me. My campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on. We have one nominee who says he wants to run the economy. What kind of conservative says that the president runs the economy? What conservative says I'm the guy, because of my economic experience, that can create jobs? I don't know. We conservatives generally think that government doesn't create jobs. That what government does is create an atmosphere for jobs to be created in the private sector.
Um, when has Mitt Romney said he wants to "run the economy" and when has he said that the President and the government "create Jobs" and not the private sector. Because from what I have been hearing, Romney has been saying exactly the opposite.
Also note how he calls Romney the nominee? Ooops. Freudian slip there Rick?