It was standard fare for the former Pennsylvania senator. He doesn’t mince words in campaign speeches in which he describes how — in his view — the country is heading down the wrong path and the government is growing too big. Gloom and doom usually pepper his remarks. And he often argues that America will falter if he fails to win the nomination.

“You have honor to live up to, to hand off to the next generation as least as great a country as given to you. And you all know that is in jeopardy,” he told a crowd in Colorado Springs.

Santorum also constantly warns that neither Romney nor Gingrich would be an effective challenger to Obama and says he’s sounding the alarm against a political disaster.

“Barack Obama, in a debate or in this election, is going to destroy Mitt Romney on the issue of health care,” Santorum told a crowd in Woodland Park.

As for Gingrich, he says this of the former House speaker: “Way too erratic.”

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