Santorum: Obama and infanticide a legitimate campaign issue

One reason John McCain didn’t defeat Barack Obama in the last election cycle is because he didn’t stress Obama’s pro-abortion record, Republican potential presidential candidate Rick Santorum told conservative Iowans today.

“John McCain didn’t have the wisdom to bring this issue up before the American public,” Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, said during a lunchtime speech in Dyersville. “But this is who Barack Obama is.”

Santorum, who calls himself an authentic conservative because of his strict opposition to same-sex marriage and all abortions, today accused Obama of arguing in favor of infanticide – an issue that Santorum and other Republicans have brought up before.

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