10:03 PM EST
Santorum Supporters Surprised By Dem-Targeting Robocall
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Even Rick Santorum's supporters are surprised he's robocalling Democrats and trying to boost the crossover primary vote Tuesday. But the pair I talked to were divided over whether Santorum was playing fair with the calls. Team Romney, meanwhile, is thrilled -- a Romney backer who shadowed Santorum in Michigna Monday told me that the calls are going to go over like a lead baloon with Republican voters.
Santorum addressed an overflow crowd at a Christian school here Monday
, his last event of a full day in Michigan and his first since news broke that his campaign is robocalling Democrats and telling them to cast a vote against Romney by taking advantage of the state's open primary and pulling the lever for Santorum.
<..> As chance would have it, that oppurtunity presented itself very quickly. Saul Anuzis, former Michigan GOP chair and Romney backer, had shown up at Santorum's Lansing and Kalamazoo appearances to stand in the back and "bracket" Santorum's events. He said the calls were going to be a big problem for Santorum.
"Republicans believe Republicans ought to nominate their candidate," Anuzis said. "The idea of blatantly encouraging Democrats to vote for you [in a the primary] is going to backfire with Republicans."
So the pious Christian openly cheats to get Democrats to vote for him in the REPUBLICAN primary. What kind of hypocrisy does he preach?