Rick Santorum Speech and Q&A at Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition

Tonight Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and then answered a few questions from a panel. I’ve split the Speech from the Q&A and both are below.

SPEECH:



Q&A:

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Carey Masci
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Carey Masci

Santorum is the real deal. As I have been telling people its the morals not the economy stupid. How can you have economic recovery with bankrupt morals? You can’t!
Support Santorum or we face another Obama, whether its Obama or one of the GOP Obama lites.
Carey Masci

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

This guy is uninspiring. In debates he feels awkward too me. He talks over the other cantidates which I don’t like. I flip the channel when I see him. Boooooring.

Pamela Miller Walker
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Pamela Miller Walker

It’s not about jobs, money or fat cats in D.C!! It’s God first, family, work!!!Then we can become a Great Country once again!! Voters have voted with the pocket book thinking for how long???? And look where we are at today!! In Trouble losing our freedoms, Jobs, and our Country!!!! America Vote for God and his views an put God back in America ! God made each one of us He can take care of us to!! Rick Santorum is the Best I’ve seen !! I have been watching for 3 months and thought maybe I won’t vote at all until Saturday night! Thank God for Rick Santorum!! He says what he means and means what he says!!!

Art Telles
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Art Telles

Rick Santorum – 23 minutes of coherent comments about “tough battles”… Talking points – -married 21 years -home school 7 children -agrees with Newt, most important election since 1860 -we need a leader we can trust -in 2008 America elected someone that “they” could believe in -in 2012 America will elected someone that believes in “them” -the choice is if the current Republican candidates are “authentic” -can they be trusted? -did they stand up before? -did they fight the tough battles before? -he has been on the front lines about national security issues – he introduced a bill in 2004 – Iran Freedom Support Act -he knew Iran at that time was the existential threat to Israel -supported war in Iraq, but he said at that time, “the bigger threat is Iran” -no one co-sponsored the 2004 Iran Freedom Support Act -within 2 years it was passed unanimously in US… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

Realize that any tax plan that cuts corporate tax to zero cannot be better than Cain’s 9% corporate tax, because by necessity a zero corporate tax system will have to include an equal or greater dividend or capital gains tax (figure it out).

Why not just tax it on the corporate level?

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

Santorum is a terrible speaker. Santorum comes across as insecure and arrogantly defensive, which is quite a feat. He’s almost like the skinny geek in high school running for class president who lashes out at the student body for seeing him as he is while defiantly begging them to vote for him anyway. That story about bringing the dead baby home for his three other kids to see is sick. I’d heard about this before but I didn’t believe it. I figured it was typical liberal spin on his own family tragedy. What the hell were they thinking doing that? My god. That is just plain sick. My dog Sam died in the back yard when my daughter was 6 and I went to great lengths to make sure she didn’t see his body. I can’t imagine the twisted mind that would force little kids to look at a dead… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jaynie you’re hyperventillating… go out and get some fresh air.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jaynie59- Not everyone is as freaked out as you over viewing and grieving for a departed loved one. I have been involved in hospice settings. There is nothing freakish about a family who has held their departed baby (or any loved one who has passed away), and said prayers for their souls. You may be surprised to know that children, in a loving, kind, and compassionate setting handle the situation way better than you apparently would. Hopefully someone in your life will be “sick” enough to be there with you in your time of passing.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

You’re sick.

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

Ad hominem. Perhaps you disagree with what he says and it makes your ears hurt. The story about his son is not “sick”. Have you never heard of a “wake”? Christians treat the bodies of the dead with dignity because we believe in the resurrection. It is not “sick” to treat the body of a deceased child as a departed member of the family.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

You’re sick.

Kat Wells Anderson
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Kat Wells Anderson

I love to hear him speak; it’s from the heart. Not snake oil smooth. Many of our great Presidents who weren’t required to be on TV would not make it now when everyone expects a stellar performance as if they were actors instead of statesmen.

PhillyCon
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PhillyCon

As Santorum’s former constituent, I can say that he is a good guy (even though he endorsed Specter over Toomey). He ran as a conservative in a blue, unionized state and won election statewide (twice). He lost in 06, mainly due to the anti- Bush, anti-war hysteria of the day. His opponent used daddy’s name ID to get elected as well.

He was a good Senator and a congressman from the Pittsburgh area. As a House freshman, he was one of the Gang of Seven to bring down the House post office scandal.

deo heerai
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deo heerai

This guy attacks everyone and only has one channel the family values channel which for all of their faults ALL the other candidates have . so why is he here again?

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

He’s attacked no one personally. He attacks ideas that aren’t conservative and there are plenty of them floating around in this race.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks RS for putting up these videos as well as all the others you put up. Do you plan to put up Ron Pauls speech? I’m not pushing him but I would like to hear it.

GEDouglas
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GEDouglas

Santorum is a good guy but just doesn’t have the skill sets the are required to meet the challenges we face.

The couch setting with Pelosi and divorce will be used against Newt…but…really, is that a reason to not vote for the person obviously most qualified? Newt has no legislative votes or comments that suggests he buys into the climate change hoax. Sometimes we marry the wrong person. So he made a mistake…he is human. No reason for not supporting him in my mind. He has obviously found the woman he was meant to marry and has been an ideal husband. Don’t let the media decide your candidate for you. Gingrich is no liberal.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Santorum is a good guy… yes! Santorum has what we need in a President: he stands up for his principles and he lives by those principles. Gingrich has the knowledge, wisdom, and speaking ability we need in a Vice President: he would not make the gaffs we hear from Biden all the time. Santorum/Gingrich would be a great ticket!

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

He was floor leader on the Welfare Reform Act that was the only time in American history that a federal entitlement was ended. He also led on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, the only federal abortion restriction ever to become law, got Democratic votes for it, and it withstood the test of the Supreme Court. He’s the “git ‘er done” candidate, so I’m not sure what you mean when you say he “doesn’t have the skill sets”. What “skill sets” are you referring to?

JacobH
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JacobH

Sen. Santorum is the ONLY candidate worthy of my support in 2012. He’s earned my vote. He’s the only candidate who came to Iowa in 2010 when we needed help mustering support to vote out three of the Iowa Supreme Court justices who gave us same-sex marriage. He’s served on the armed forces committee, he wrote legislation outlawing partial birth abortion, he authored the welfare reform act. He’s not Rick Perry – a governor who REQUIRED 13-year old girls be given a vaccine for an STD. He’s not Mitt Romney – a governor who approved of same-sex marriage, instituted RomneyCare and promised to be a bigger gay rights advocate than Ted Kennedy. He’s not Herman Cain – a man who says he’s against abortion, but he doesn’t think he should “enforce others to not get abortions” – a man who said he’d consider releasing hundreds of Gitmo detainees for one… Read more »

Kenneth
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Kenneth

You know one thing I’m really getting tired of hearing is these candidates saying “My policy will create jobs”. No it won’t. Your policy won’t create any jobs at all.

How will your policy affect market demand in such a way that the companies feeling that demand will create jobs? Tell us that, Mr Santorum, Mr Cain, Ms Bachmann, Mr Perry and Mr Romney. Don’t tell us that your policy “will create jobs”. Show us how it will affect market demand, then I’ll believe you when you say the policy will create jobs. Otherwise it’s nothing but hot air and talking points.

enufisaenuf
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enufisaenuf

Having the right policies will promote jobs–promote or create–symantics.

Kenneth
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Kenneth

Semantics? Not according to a lot of Americans.

The only thing the people are hearing is “create”. And that is why people are in the streets looking to the Federal and their State governments saying “where are the jobs you said would be created?”

When politicians make it clear that their policies are not what creates jobs, the people can become more focused on what truly does instead of turning their attention toward policy makers, who will then only make excuses.

Here we have campaigners saying they will create jobs, so if one of them gets elected, and jobs are not created as they said, what then? Likely just more excuses.

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

ZERO percent corporate tax rate for manufacturers, Santorum’s plan, “creates jobs” by getting government off the backs of the widget-makers. We need to be making widgets again. There’s always demand for “widgets”…so to speak. smile

Kenneth
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Kenneth

But is it the policy that is creating jobs? Again this is what the people are hearing: “my policy will create jobs”. This is likely the thought process that runs through the heads of most people: we just need to get his policy in place and the jobs will come automatically. And again, not necessarily as there are a ton of other variables that must also be aligned properly for jobs to start springing forth.

It might sound like I’m arguing semantics, but I’m actually arguing language. It is very easy for a message to be misinterpreted because of poor word choice, something I’m sure we’ve all run into in the past.

Shark Hunter
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Shark Hunter

Where’s Ron Paul’s video?

Caos Sinclair
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Caos Sinclair

This guy I cant believe you the GOP Santorum is a rotten fake Bullshit Catholic ! how do I know I am a Catholic he is not gentle of heart, he looks angry and that is not of God, he is the dirty Politician who supported Arlen Spector the traitor Santorum no way, Herman Cain is my man our USA needs him this his time in History, Cain not more of the same bla bla bla I am sick of the Hippocrit of this Catholic in name only.I don’t care if he goes to Mass daily as I do and novena on Wednesday evening and benediction and adoration, that does not get you to heaven. If it prays everyday 5 times a day, He is fake ,,,I want Real any day of the week and twice on Sunday, that is Herman Cain, thanks Adrienne Octavia (Caos) SInclair

Cindy08
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Cindy08

You remind me of that verse:

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Luke 6:41

Doesn’t the Bible ask you to love your neighbor?

K-Bob
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K-Bob

You do Mr. Cain no favors with this garbage.

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

See above re: Specter, Alito, Roberts.

I’m not sure how you could possibly claim he is not gentle of heart if you actually bothered to watch the videos above.

Kat Wells Anderson
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Kat Wells Anderson

You sound angry…is that of God? I guess it wasn’t God who turned the tables in the Temple? I met Santorum, he is filled with the Holy Spirit and one of the few with integrity. Most are “hirelings”, he is a shepherd.

josie wales
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josie wales

This is the same guy who supported that traitor Arlen Spector . No thanks .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yes when Spector was a Republican. Not after that. if that is the only strike against him please. that and voting for the patriot act. Rick Santorum is a true Conservative as close as one can get. He did not support Spector when he flipped or right before he flipped.

Lisa Graas
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Lisa Graas

We got two Supreme Court justices in exchange for that endorsement: Alito and Roberts. I’ll trade ten Senators for one Justice any day of the week….and we got two.

Also, when the left found out about Specter’s deal with Santorum re: voting for conservative justices, Specter lost his bid for re-election. So…it was a win/win.

PhillyCon
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PhillyCon

Yes, that is the guy. But, really its one of his few blemishes. Research his record in Congress and you will see he is a stalwart conservative.

SolvingADream
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SolvingADream

Many thanks R/S for making these videos available to us!

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