After a Big Comeback in Iowa, What's Ahead for Santorum?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) kisses his wife after fielding a question about the death of their son during a campaign rally in Newton, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/Getty)

Aside from only losing by eight votes, Rick Santorum's second-place status is even more remarkable given that he had remained near the bottom of polls for months. Displaying a momentum of interest the GOP field hasn't seen since Herman Cain, there's a good chance Santorum could overtake Romney in New Hampshire.

The Takeaway James O’Toole, a political reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who provide more insight into Santorum's platform and track record. Keith Schmidt  is a long-time friend of Santorum. Also on the program is Jeff Zeleny, national political reporter for The New York Times.

Guests:

James O'Toole and Keith Schmidt

Comments [4]

John Spinks from Boston, MA

When Americans go to their local mall department store to shop, they need to look at where the clothes are made. 99% are made in China. I defy you to try to buy a sweater in any department store that is made in the USA. And yet Republican politicians want to lower the corporate tax. How would that help create American manufacturing jobs? Corporations will only take the profits, ship more jobs to Asia & we will continue to be inundated with retail goods manufactured in China. I won't vote for candidates who don't consider alternatives, such as tariffs on foreign made goods. And where possible I have stopped buying clothes that are not made in the USA or at least, the Western Hemisphere.

Jan. 05 2012 01:27 PM
Rob from Pittsburgh

From Western PA. What's different about Santorum from a few years back other than he's even more polarized. I feel sorry for Republicans as this seems to be the best they can produce from a pool of candidates. Good luck in 2012. -Rob

Jan. 05 2012 09:41 AM
James from NYC

Next time you discuss San. Santorum, please discuss his racialist thinking when it comes to the Obamas. In 2009, the senator was put out the First Couple went to a Broadway play for a date. "I think he has to realize that flying to New York is…self-indulgent. Go down to the corner bar and have a drink, a shot and a beer." Yes, two Harvard Law grads going to a play is so uppity. Best to have a shot of Chivas.

Jan. 05 2012 07:38 AM
angela

I am very ready for a female president-just gives us a good cadidate -not some right wing nut job!

Jan. 05 2012 06:26 AM

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