Rick Santorum Attacks JFK

George Stephanopoulos on the political cost of GOP contender's comments.
1:30 | 02/27/12

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Good Morning America co anchor and host of this week George Stephanopoulos who interviewed Rick Santorum yesterday and I watched every minute of -- George couldn't believe. That he was going on the offensive on church and state in the separation of them against John Kennedy -- that -- -- John Kennedy did in 1960 Catholic running for president trying to reassure voters he wouldn't take orders from the Pope. He gave a speech in defense. The separation of church and state Santorum says that the first time he heard that speech almost made him throw a lot. That's -- I asked him about. Well absolutely to say that people of faith have no role in the public square you bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country we live in that says only people of non faith. Can come in the public square and make their case that makes me throw up Rick Santorum did re -- a bit today but a couple points here number one is something he really believes he gave speeches about this a couple. But -- isn't a matter of conviction secondly. Some strategy here Diane. About almost half. Of the voters in the Republican primary tomorrow are conservative evangelical Christians who actually agree. With Rick Santorum on this point and will see his gamble is right what about the other Republicans watching on this some concern about too much focus on -- social issues especially -- these Republican governors gathered in Washington. Right now Jeb Bush one of them is saying they want to talk back on the economy that's the way they believe. They can be present Obama it will be another exciting -- mine eyes and you and I will be right here at this desk with a powerhouse political team of ABC news full coverage. As a result -- men and we hope you will join us.

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