Hecklers of 2012: Occupy Protesters and Santorum Supporters Clash — VIDEO

Feb. 7, 2012, 5:15 a.m.

If there’s a uni­ver­sal truth of pres­id­en­tial races, it’s that can­did­ates have to deal with heck­lers. And as the gal­lery be­low demon­strates, the 2012 con­test has already had plenty of them — in­clud­ing everything from shouters in the pea­nut gal­lery to sign-bear­ing pro­test­ers.

Oc­cupy Wall Street pro­test­ers dis­rup­ted a rally for Re­pub­lic­an pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate Rick San­tor­um in Ok­lahoma City for 20 minutes on Sunday by chant­ing, “Get your hate out of our state,” and “Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fight­ing for?”

San­tor­um sup­port­ers clashed with the pro­test­ers and tried to shout them down with “We pick Rick!”

These are some of the more mem­or­able mo­ments of the 2012 race to date.