“If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble.”

We agree with Rick Santorum on one thing: Santorum knows better than most that Romney’s brand of economics would be a disaster for our country and our economy. It was only weeks ago that Santorum hammered Romney for his failed record as Massachusetts governor, saying, “If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble, because he was 47th out of 50 in job creation in the state of Massachusetts when he was governor.”

May 4: News Roundup

Newt Gingrich says Romney’s a liar, but backs him anyway. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

House Democrats slam Republican budget. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Tough Electoral College prospects for Mitt Romney. There’s more at the Washington Post.

President Obama goes on offensive over immigration laws. There’s more at Reuters.

In wake or Citizen’s United, negative campaign ads are way up. There’s more at ThinkProgress.

President Obama’s lead grows in Virginia. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Extremists warm to Mitt Romney as Bachmann, McConnell join the parade. There’s more at Politico.

Ron Paul refuses to go quietly. There’s more at TPM.

This week’s fallout continues over Ann Romney’s $990.00 t-shirt. There’s more at the Washington Post.

Supreme Court favorability falls to new low. There’s more at Bloomberg.

Support steady for components of health reform. There’s more at The Hill.

Republican Russell Pearce, sponsor of Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation defends his friendship with Neo-Nazi gunman. There’s more at TPM.

African Americans in North Carolina oppose anti-gay discrimination amendment whose sponsors say it’s designed to benefit the “Caucasian race.” There’s more at ThinkProgress.

Good Reads: Bill Clinton reviews Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power, fourth installment of Caro’s monumental biography of LBJ. See the New York Times Book Review.