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February 22, 2012


Will Culture Wars be Focus of Tonight's Debate?

At tonight's GOP presidential debate, Howard Kurtz says Rick Santorum will be questioned about his recent statements reviving the culture wars.

"When Santorum takes the stage Wednesday night, the glare of the spotlight will be unusually harsh. Despite complaints from his campaign about distorted media coverage, he is the one who has raised every one of these issues, along with birth control, in recent days. Reporters weren't peppering him with questions about home schooling or amniocentesis. He's the guy who put these subjects in play."

Bottom line: "He didn't wade into these controversies by accident. His team must believe these hot-button positions will build support among very conservative and evangelical primary voters -- and win their hearts in a way that Romney cannot. The trick is to avoid alienating more moderate voters in the process. Wednesday's debate will provide a classic test."












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