2012: Rick Santorum Explains '06 Loss

Santorum adds he still supports states' rights to outlaw contraception.
0:16 | 01/02/12

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Transcript for 2012: Rick Santorum Explains '06 Loss
-- apple and ABC have been protected just must I must Iowa straw poll and they don't. The took request and to talk a lot about -- you won in the important swing state of Pennsylvania don't talk a lot about. -- you got defeated in 2000. Says -- were so much easier for Republicans in the history of the state. This is going to be 2006. And -- if you read if you know you. 33 senators up this year for election 23 -- Democrat -- was doing he got lost 23 of 33 Republicans lost here. Plus governorship on where we had to send to congress -- want to lose. Office was just greeted by the FBI -- before the election it was a pretty bad year it was a very soon and it was a particularly bad -- just mail -- five congressman. Well I mean it would. Any ideas have enough I was the only got a lost everything else money -- lot of guys in trouble. We stood up and believe in and didn't flinch we sit up and said this is what we believe the problems are so security reform not a popular thing. Iraq when the war not a popular thing so upset that -- is a big problem that we have to start thinking about. Everything in the states and always was to start another war -- I was saying well now what everybody sing about Iran and the program itself. I was prepared to stand up front what I believed -- and I wasn't supposed to win any elections every. I want to first floor against the odds that no one would have ever take. And and they were decent -- here's some good some not so did the real little when those selections heavily democratic districts. Because we -- up from what we believe in and you know what we need when that went south and a big way who -- Okay that's not this is not an election year if you look at -- two years ago. We played governorship that we lost in 2621. Points who won by ten different environment. I will -- very very well. Democrats say that one of the reasons -- lost that -- was because you are in their view. Out of the mainstream and they talk about the Griswold vs Connecticut case that was an issue that Casey used against you. About whether or not a state has the right to make a law against a married couple using contraceptives. Is that something you're all concerned about is that it hasn't. It's never question -- -- -- -- a right to its body. It's not a constitutional right state has the wrong. Today to pass whatever whatever statues they haven't. That's the good thing upset about the activism of the Supreme Court pick creating rights. And where it. It should be left up to the people to -- -- And I and I said for example the -- vs Texas yeah. I said I would have voted for that long I thought that low as an improper why wouldn't have voted for the Texas on him. But that doesn't mean it's that the state doesn't have the right to do that I just didn't think they should do. -- great constitutional rights and states to back -- thanks to let the people decide -- the states are doing dumb things get rid of the legislature and replace them. As opposed to greeting constitutional wrongs that have consequences beyond the specific case that was before them and that's what -- said.

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