(CBS News) -- Mitt Romney issued a broad attack on President Obama on Tuesday night, criticizing everything from the president's position on women's issues to his foreign policy stance to his politicization of the killing of Osama bin Laden while framing himself as the "underdog" fighting against a behemoth of a campaign.
Speaking on Fox News' Hannity, Romney expressed relief that the hard-fought primary season was finally coming to a close and that the GOP establishment had finally begun to coalesce around him.Continue »
Rick Santorum accused two of his opponents of trying to influence the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Romney came in first place on Saturday with 38 percent and Santorum - typically considered a conservative favorite - took second with 31 percent.
"You know those straw polls, at CPAC," he said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "For two years Ron Paul has won those because he just trucks in a lot of people, pays for their ticket, and they come in and vote and they leave. We didn't do that. We don't do that. I don't try to rig straw polls."
He continued: "You'll have to talk to the Romney campaign and [see] how many tickets they bought. We've heard all sorts of things."
Santorum stopped short of accusing his rivals of dirty politics, saying that stacking the deck is "standard procedure for straw polls" and noting that, "there's nothing wrong with that."Continue »