Santorum Places Third in Florida Primary

GOP hopeful vows to stay the course despite finishing a distant third.
7:03 | 01/31/12

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Thank you very much -- -- great. It is great to be heard about it thank you for this wonderful welcomed. Well let me just get to that first. The first thing I wanna do. -- we're here. Beautiful Las Vegas and where the next primary -- it is going to be hearing that. We're I think we're gonna have a little different result than what we thought. But I I first want to congratulate. Governor Romney. -- he granted very spirited race and he is to be congratulated for his his resounding victory in the state of floor so congratulations to governor running. And let me just would make one side comment because it's -- -- -- -- to -- it's. It's very important comment to me. I just wanna say two to everyone on behalf of Karen and and of all of our family. You know when we had a double off the campaign trail to to care for our our daughter -- It was a very trying to and you know this has been a you know pretty tough campaign and and campaigns and things and in politics and gotten pretty nasty. On both sides of the -- and certainly across the aisle. And I just have to -- or on behalf of our family. And -- an outpouring of support from folks frankly on both sides -- -- from across this country of all political stripes. Toward me and and and -- and particularly to our daughter -- I just want to say to everyone. -- thank you for that supported for those prayers. -- had a tough couple of days. But she has -- -- turned around -- is recovering and keep -- home. Welcome volunteers and -- -- -- It's going to be back here -- trail. Talking about the importance -- there's one message that I think we. From the board. Is that Republicans do. India. And yet the dialogue and that and they accusations. That we're going on in the state of Florida. This campaign. What the word. Was participate -- -- -- The -- -- The American public does not want to see two or 382. Wrestling match when everybody walks away. -- should be able to represent our partly party. We're gonna have differences on the issues and we talk about those differences on. What we saw in the last few weeks in the state of Florida. It's not something that can help us win this election. House again. Governor Romney -- right. It's accurate and -- the gift that god is giving you opportunities you make yourself artwork. Make all the money you can do that -- it helps our economy and certainly -- criticize -- but because that realism works. And it took the talents that to happen there are. You took the effort in the hard -- in the and the knowledge and experience. From working the highest levels of government. Work with companies -- -- concerns about government that was trying to run over them. -- and there's nothing wrong with that I congratulate you for the work that you support of those companies that their representation. As they aren't entitled to under the First Amendment of our constitution and a -- That -- behind us. Let's focus on the realist which is defeating Barack Obama. Okay. -- okay. And -- honestly do it by talking about the issues that people at their kitchen table talking about. I -- about their homes are being foreclosed on -- -- jobs that are not available. Promotions that are available. For the opportunities it would start -- business without the government there's. That's what people want to hear about it want to know what your plans are one and the like you contrast yourself with President Obama when it. Well that's what this campaign's been about for me and that's -- it's going to be about a year. -- we're gonna get the speech on why you're obamacare. If talk about the issues that are important to the people of -- the -- important for the people of Colorado Minnesota. And Missouri. With the states that are up next in this in this next go round in the next week. That's what the issues that that that again we need a candidate. Who can get out on the issues of health care. A draw a clear contrast with President Obama. We need someone who can get up on the issue of cap and trade and government using environmental wisdom into the -- -- this -- our country. Could drop clear contrast. With President Obama we need someone on the issue of Wall Street and the bail outs and all of these. Clearly that they've suffered. They've got a lot of folks all the folks on Wall Street prospered. The people here who who had they had the -- that are underwater continue to suffer while those who -- buys only for profit. Bad Paper continued. To get bailed out by Washington DC and approved -- like Newt Gingrich and it wrong. The drawback contracts we have some of -- could be -- conservative. Nominee. You know what in Florida that Gingrich -- his opportunity he came out of the state of South Carolina became outlet with a big with a big win and a lot of money. And he said I'm gonna be the conservative alternative I'm gonna be the anti -- And it didn't work. Who became the issue. We can't allow our nominee. To issue in the campaign. Back to the people across this. If you want a strong principled conservative. Who's not going to be the issue in the campaign is gonna make Barack Obama the issue in this campaign.

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