People of Northwest Public Radio
Tue February 14, 2012
Idaho Crowd Cheers Santorum's Pro-Life, Anti-Tax Promises
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum drew an enthusiastic crowd at a campaign stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Tuesday. Some of the loudest cheers came in response to his socially conservative positions.
Rick Santorum told the crowd he’ll work to extend the definition of personhood to include unborn fetuses. “I do not believe life begins at conception," he said. "I know life begins at conception.”
Many in the audience appeared to have already made up their mind in favor of the candidate.
Other voters, like 71-year-old Ron Vieselmeyer , wanted to talk taxes. Vieselmeyer says his first choices were Michelle Bachmann and Herman Cain, but they've since dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
After hearing Santorum speak about a tax system with just two rates, Vieselmeyer was sold. “A hundred percent go. I thought he did a tremendous job.”
And Vieselmeyer thinks, compared to Mitt Romney, Santorum is more electable. “I know some people think the other way around, but I don’t like flip-floppers.”
Idaho Republicans will hold their presidential caucus on March 6, also known as Super Tuesday.
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