Now that the unemployment rate has improved several months in a row, Mitt Romney has had to shift his message on the economy, while Rick Santorum has stopped talking about it at all. In Illinois Monday, Romney admitted the economy is "looking like it's getting a little better on the employment front," The Wall Street Journal reports, and moved to steal the gas prices issue from Newt Gingrich. Santorum, on the other hand, has dropped most references to the economy, Politico reports, and at one stop, said he didn't care about unemployment. In a 52-minute speech in Illinois Monday, he mentioned unemployment zero times. He said the word "economy" three times, and only in the context of the government trying to take it over.
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