Obama Campaign Slams Santorum For Theology Comment

By: KKTV
By: KKTV
The Obama campaign has shifted its focus to new GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum, slamming him for suggesting the president isn

Rick Santorum (AP)

The Obama campaign has shifted its focus to new GOP frontrunner Rick Santorum, slamming him for suggesting the president isn't a Christian.

Santorum fired back that he said no such thing, that he was discussing President Obama's liberal views, not this religious beliefs.

In Ohio over the weekend, Santorum told supporters at a tea party event that Obama's environmental views were harmful to the American people.

"It's not about you," Santorum said. "It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible--a different theology."

The Obama campaign took to the airwaves, with Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs saying on "ABC This Week" that the remarks were "well over the line...it's wrong. It's destructive."

Santorum told CBS's "Face the Nation" that he "accepts the fact" that Obama is a Christian.

"I am talking about his world view...the way he approaches problems in this country. And I think they're different than how most people do in America," Santorum said.

A new Gallup poll shows Santorum leading Romney by eight points.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139686403 - kktv.com/a?a=139686403