That’s what Rick Santorum, the dismal failure, says. From Politico:
In a statement to POLITICO, Santorum accused Romney of “trying to bully states” to rig the 2012 calendar for him. The Pennsylvanian called on his primary opponent to apologize.
“It’s not surprising when a campaign pushes for a leg up on the competition. But what is surprising in this case is that reports show Gov. Romney’s campaign appears to be pushing a state to break the rules for his campaign’s benefit,” Santorum said.
“This is Gov. Romney’s second presidential campaign — everybody knows him and what he claims to stand for, but like last time, he’s still not gaining real traction with conservatives,” he continued. “And trying to bully states so they’ll tailor the election calendar to favor your campaign won’t help his cause much.”
The former senator called Romney’s alleged calendar tampering an insult to the traditional early presidential states: “If these reports are true, Gov. Romney should apologize to the people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Their campaign has done a disservice to the political process, the early states and this nation.”
Translation? Rick Santorum is worried about having to go campaigning over the Christmas holidays as the Republicans move their primaries earlier and earlier. As speculated in the Huffington Post, Florida moving the primary to late January means Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire will likely move theirs to December.
Yes, Little Ricky is pulling out the War on Christmas card early, against a fellow Republican. I suppose he forgot about the Eleventh Commandment.