Romney: Santorum hasn't been 'carefully viewed' by Americans yet

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"Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition," Santorum said during a 2008 speech in Florida.

That report came a day after Santorum spokeswoman Alice Stewart accidentally said President Obama shared "radical Islamic" policies, and within the same week that Santorum himself questioned the president's Christian values and insinuated that certain prenatal tests available under his health care reform package were provided to encourage the abortion of disabled children.

Earlier Tuesday, Santorum defended himself from a statement from the Romney campaign that painted him as a Washington insider.

"It's interesting you hear a lot about who is the insider and who is the outsider in this race," Santorum said in Arizona, according to USA Today. "I think it' sreally facinating that here's a guy who is from outside of Washington who was not a senator or congressman, not because he didn't try or want it he just never got elected."