Rick Santorum Plays Defense in Arizona Debate

Former Pennsylvania senator learned what it feels like being the front-runner.
2:37 | 02/23/12

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Last -- make or break Republican debate the twentieth and may be the last for these candidates. But it was Rick santorum's first debate as a front runner and boy did he get treated like one. It's your voice your vote at ABC's John Berman is here with the blow by blow and I mean that literally had. Good morning Elizabeth you know what's it like to be the Republican front water what does it feel like for Rick Santorum the answer might very well be. Painful he's probably waking up sore this morning after a bruising debate playing defense. Defense defense. It's. Once -- the candidates might look like school kids behind desks but Rick Santorum it was a good thing we were sitting down repeal entered -- brace himself from the three pronged the road -- -- First attacks from Mitt Romney for being -- -- -- -- in the government's insider while I was fighting to save the Olympics you are fighting to save the bridge to nowhere. -- from Ronnie -- only -- -- tag team partner Ron Paul -- we have a new television ad labels him a fake why. Because he's a thank. From the crowd which was -- into -- -- -- -- I voted for bills and included -- I don't support that. I've never supported -- at times into war in -- to the -- Washington's beat his opponents -- to attend I have to admit I voted for that it was against -- -- the principles I believe then but you know politics is a team sport folks -- -- the team's forty -- to go along to get along and that's the way the team plays but that's what the problem is with Washington Santorum also trying to -- -- ground on his signature issue of family values the bottom line is that we have a problem in this country. And the family is fracturing he criticized Mitt Romney on the Massachusetts Health Care plan -- -- he was governor bottom -- what you. Bush -- use federal dollars to fund the the government takeover of health care in Massachusetts. But mom he wasn't ready Laney seemed poorly -- -- Oklahoma -- we're here to leave because he endorsed the senator who voted for the bill if you had not supported him we would not have obamacare. So don't look at me. Meanwhile. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asked why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing and -- Now this might very well be the last debate of the primary season in so much of this race now depends on the Michigan primary next Tuesday Mitt Romney's campaign says he will be there every day until -- Rick Santorum is headed to Texas today to raise money.

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