I'm not sure why Gingrich and Santorum feel the need to attack wealth and play the populist card. This is cynical politics in a year which calls for honesty and an end to political foolishness. Our financial situation calls for substantive debates, major changes, and, most of all, serious people. The foolishness of the political process makes otherwise serious people play silly games. Most of the Republican candidates should fire their advisors and handlers and start over.
Criticizing Romney for his corporate activities falls into the statist narrative of Evil Capitalism, and this is not the tone that's needed in order to oppose statism. Santorum's phony middle class pandering is embarrassing. If he's fooling average working men and women, then the working men and women I've known have changed. The working men and women I've known just want an honest, frugal government that makes sure the game is fair and no one is allowed to violate individuals' rights with impunity.
We owe as much as we generate in a year, and the debt is piling up faster than the human brain can comprehend. We're in endless wars and the hawks are itching to start another one, yet Gingrich and Santorum gang up on Romney because Romney was successful in business -- then, Huntsman calls for some vague, trusting, compromising stance with the same statist crooks in DC which keep mounting up debt and pumping out job killing regulations. There might be a time for compromise and trust, but when the goal should be total opposition to statism in all its forms, what's required are serious representatives and leaders who have a clear, classical liberal vision of the future and an uncompromised understanding of limits and liberty.