Santorum’s Just a Teensy Bit Bitter About Losing the CPAC Vote

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Presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum arrives on stage to speak during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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When CNN's Candy Crowley asked Rick Santorum this morning about his seven-point loss to Mitt Romney in yesterday's CPAC straw poll, the candidate's inner sass came streaming out:

Well, you know, those straw polls at CPAC ... for years Ron Paul has won those because he trucks in a lot of people, pays for their tickets, and they come in and vote and they leave. We didn't do that, we don't do that. I don't try to rig straw polls.

You have to talk to the Romney campaign and how many tickets they bought, we've heard all sorts of things.

Mitt Romney's camp was having none of this suggestive slander, however, and fired back in a statement to Politico: "Rick Santorum has a history of making statements that aren’t grounded in the truth." Ah, politics.