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Santorum: ‘Send a message to the man’ by voting for me

By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:20 EDT
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Rick Santorum speaks to voters in Iowa
 
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is advising Iowans that by giving him their vote, they can “stick it” to the man.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Iowa Tuesday, the former Pennsylvania senator accused President Barack Obama of “nasty, personal, divisive, unfair accusations.”

“That’s why I’m asking for your help and support,” Santorum explained. “Obviously you’ve got a big decision to make in a week’s time, a week from today. And I would very much like your support. If you want to send a message to the man, those are the folks that are the experts, the folks that are trying to shape this race.”

“If you want to stick it to the folks who want to shape the debate and think they can tell you who you should pay attention to, as opposed to you who have been on the ground listening to all the candidates, this is where you step up and say, ‘No, you don’t get to decide. You in Washington and New York, you don’t decide this race by who you have shined your light on and said who the American public should pay attention to,’” he added.

The Republican Iowa caucuses take place Jan. 3. A recent Rasmussen poll had Santorum in fourth place with 10 percent support.

Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Dec. 27, 2011.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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