“One after another, they talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there,” Santorum told a few hundred conservative activists at an “after-hours session” of the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “Not a single janitor, waitress or person who worked in that company! We didn’t care about them. You know what? They built that company too! And we should have had them on that stage.” [...] “When all you do is talk to people who are owners, talk to folks who are Type A’s who want to succeed economically, we’re talking to a very small group of people,” he said.This is actually one of the most sane, or least crazy (h/t: Clapper) things Rick Santorum has said. Of course, it kind of misses another key point, which is that Romney and his campaign were totally dishonest in the way they used the president's quote.
That being said, it's hard to argue with the proposition that Republicans made (and continue to make) a huge mistake by centering their entire economic vision around "job creators" to the exclusion of everyone else. In fact, that's exactly the point that President Obama was making, and it's nice to see Rick Santorum finally agreeing with him. It does raise a question though: When did Rick Santorum start hating success?