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Santorum's Views on Sex and Religion Keep Him From Talking About the Economy

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On the eve of the Florida GOP primary, presidential candidate Rick Santorum campaigns on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in Luverne, Minn. Santorum told about 300 Minnesota voters who had gathered to hear him speak that their votes weren't paid as much attention as Iowa's, but that they were "just as important." (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)(AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

At the end of Rick Santorum's appearance on the CBS News show "Face the Nation" on Sunday, host Bob Schieffer felt the need to do some explaining to his guest and audience.

"I had hoped to ask you some questions about the economy," Schieffer told Santorum. "But frankly, you made so much news yesterday, out there on the campaign trail, I felt compelled to ask you about that."
Schieffer is not alone. Santorum has certainly been talking about the economy, but he's scheduling many of his campaign stops before religious audiences, where he makes news with his opinions about gay rights, contraception, abortion, public schools, religion and other social issues. His bold pronouncements have delighted social conservatives, and proved catnip for the media.

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