Watch the Questions Santorum Gets in the Debates

With the boost from his Iowa performance, Rick Santorum will definitely get more questions in the debates this weekend in New Hampshire than he’s ever gotten before.  But watch what kinds of questions he gets.  Will they be about the economy and foreign policy?  Or will they be more narrowly-focused on social issues?

Back in 2008, Mike Huckabee complained (quite rightly) that he kept getting the “religion” questions in the debates.  Will the same happen to Santorum tonight and tomorrow morning?

Of course, Santorum has some control of his destiny.  He can very quickly answer a question on birth control, and then say, “I want to use my time to weigh in on that Iran question you just asked Gov. Huntsman.”

These two debates are Santorum’s most important events in the campaign so far.  They will have an outsize impact on how he does on Tuesday, which in turn will affect whether he arrives in South Carolina having clearly taken the “not Mitt” mantle from Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.

In a way, the Santorum campaign really begins tonight.

One comment on “Watch the Questions Santorum Gets in the Debates

  1. He’s a one song album playing on a one way street and he’s driving the wrong way.

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