Iowa Caucuses: Santorum Neck-and-Neck with Romney

In speech, Santorum contrasts self with Romney, talking up blue-collar roots.
0:39 | 01/03/12

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Transcript for Iowa Caucuses: Santorum Neck-and-Neck with Romney
Game on. Don't ask me -- done this city and back at the polls and not getting a whole lot of attention paid to us. How did you keep going out to island. Not in nine counties and 381. Town hall meetings and speeches. Every morning when I was. Getting up in the morning to take on that challenge. -- required strength from another particular French. One that is sacred. I've survived the challenges so far. By the daily grace that comes from god. When I stood on the steps of the county courthouse in Somerset County Pennsylvania. Not typical place someone announces for president this -- my grandfather came. Back in 1925. He came by himself. Even though he was married with two children one of them being my -- He came after having fought -- war one. Because Mussolini had been in power now three years. And he had figured out. That fascism. With something that. Would crush his spirit. And his freedom. And give his children something less -- he -- -- four. So he made a sacrifice. He left to the coal fields of southwestern Pennsylvania when the family breaks down. The economy struggles. They understand when families aren't there to instill values into their children. And into their neighbors. As Little League coach it's as good neighbors of fathers and mothers being part of a community. That the neighborhood is not safe. And they are not free. These are the basic values. And America's stand for. And those -- the values. That we need. If we're -- -- go up against Barack Obama and win this election and restore the founding principles of our country to America.

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