Santorum: Obama White House full of 'elite snobs'

"They don't believe you can make these decisions," Sanatorium said to a packed high school auditorium. "They need to makes these decisions for you because if you were left to make decisions you will obviously jump off a cliff. Don't you see how they see you? How they look down their nose at the average American -- these elite snobs."

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Now a front-runner in the GOP race for the nomination, Santorum has turned to healthcare as a rallying cry, as he campaigns through Idaho, painting himself as the only conservative candidate who can take on President Obama in the main election.

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 4,000, the former Pennsylvania senator targeted Obama's Affordable Care Act set to take hold in 2014 as a pompous snub to the American people. Santorum instead praised Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) healthcare blueprint as the better alternative.

"Guess what Paul Ryan's plan is modeled after? Members of Congress' plans," Santorum said. "It is the same model, exactly the same. It says because members of Congress have the same plan as every federal employee, which is a pretty good plan ... It gives everybody the opportunity to go out and get what they need. What they think they need."

"President Obama and the Democratic National Committee have termed this plan as 'throwing grandma off a cliff,''" Santorum continued. "Why? Because you are incapable of freedom."

Santorum moves to North Dakota on Wednesday before heading on to Michigan, the home state of Michigan of his biggest rival for the GOP nod, Mitt Romney..