As former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared as a guest on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, host Morgan brought up "some people" who are "blaming" the former Pennsylvania Senator for costing Mitt Romney the general election by forcing him to take "fairly right-wing, quite extreme positions," getting him into an "unholy mess." Morgan:
Some people are blaming you for Mitt Romney's failure, and I'll explain to you why before you look aghast in horror. ... Allow me to elaborate. What they're saying is if he hadn't been pushed into fairly right-wing, quite extreme positions as many see them, on social issues in his battle against the likes of you earlier this year for the Republican nominee race, that he wouldn't have got himself into this unholy mess of being branded "against women," "against gay rights," against all the other social issue hot-button topics that you know about. Do you plead guilty?