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Santorum goes after Romney and Obama

Rick Santorum focused sharp attacks on Mitt Romney and President Obama during his victory speech shortly after he was declared the winner of Minnesota's and Missouri's contests on Tuesday. 

"Tonight was not just a victory for us," Santorum said in St. Charles, Mo., "tonight was a victory for the voices of our party."

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The wins for the former Pennsylvania senator injected new life into his campaign and doubt into a Republican primary that had been tilting toward Mitt Romney. Santorum said he was the candidate who had the best chance of unseating the president and aimed to contrast himself most with Obama.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I don't stand here to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney," Santorum said. "I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama."

Santorum began his attacks at Obama early on.

"There's probably another person who maybe is listening to your cheers also and that might be at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue," Santorum said. "But then again I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't listening. Why would you ever think he's listening now? Why? Because he thinks he knows better, he thinks he's smarter than you. He thinks he's someone is a privileged person who should be able to rule over all of you."

The former senator Romney shouldn't be the GOP nominee because he has some of the same policy positions as Obama. 

"The economy, cap and trade, and the Wall Street bailouts, Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama," Santorum said. "And in fact, would not be the best person to come up and fight for your free voices in America."