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Santorum calls on voters to defy media, give him another look

A day after getting trounced in his third consecutive primary, Rick Santorum lashed out at his leading Republican presidential rivals Wednesday and urged the party’s rank and file to ignore media pundits who cast Mitt Romney as the inevitable nominee.

The former Pennsylvania senator compared himself to Ronald Reagan battling his image as a conservative “radical” in the 1980 presidential race, but going on to win the Republican nomination and unseat the Democratic incumbent.

“Ladies and gentlemen, here in Colorado, you’ve got to stand up and put some sanity back in this race,” Santorum told a breakfast gathering of the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club at a Mexican restaurant in Denver. “You’ve got to stand up and ignore all of this inevitability and say we want somebody who can actually voice our values.”

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