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I'm Rick Santorum joined his data -- -- welcome to welcome.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Thirteen 14100 people here in Oakland County.
A week ago before they announced there was going to be here they had 300 so we've we're feeling pretty gets that so -- a lot of folks up to see -- here tonight.
I let me ask you about a have you seen this first -- -- Foster freeze one of your big supporters and a big contributed to -- super -- that supports -- didn't.
This -- is he one of them yes.
Okay now I'm gonna I'm playing video for you today that's making the rounds and I want to -- your reaction to it.
Add to -- essentially -- play the video.
This contraceptive thing my gosh it's so as such inexpensive you back in my days.
They use -- aspirin for contraceptives and the output of between their knees and wasn't that costly.
Right now I know you certainly didn't say that but -- okay shake your head it certainly is he has.
Barry want to say something about it.
A lot of minutes in -- I'm not to be responsible for everybody who's you know anybody -- supporter of mine and what they say M and that's that's that's I'm I'm not gonna play that game I mean that.
Bottom line is my position is very clear a better.
Hey consistent record on this of of say have of supporting.
That women's right to have contraception have supported funding for it.
So this I mean this is so this is a it in my opinion this is an attack on on someone's religious beliefs because I have a very strong belief is.
Does my family in agreement with the Catholic Church somehow or another.
That that's that say is that something that people should be afraid of should be afraid of -- you look at my record and the and the and the public have been very clear about.
About that -- -- to have had a consistent along voting record on it.
And I think this is the media trying to play you know try to play gotcha -- -- -- it's.
Let me understand how there could not -- -- -- -- -- -- two issues one is it creepy supporter the other guy who says something you really creepy about EO and -- is it was a huge sunroof fund raiser fear campaign.
We will -- -- Correct him about the -- I think most women don't think it's well they've funniest comment.
Yeah about life giving to Foster is now on and political circles is -- a lot of jokes and and some of them are not particularly funny which this it was not.
He's not -- is a good man he's a great philanthropist he's -- very successful businessman.
You know he told us he told a bad off color joke and he shouldn't of done -- but that's you know that's that's his business it certainly doesn't in my opinion reflect on the campaign -- me.
Because he wasn't doing -- -- as part of our campaign.
Okay Greg I was by accident said he's creep it would -- -- was great yeah I don't know the guys I would give it to so that I'm I'm you know clear that art is now let me go ahead.
Now what -- out I don't know I think I knows what he said it right now he is you know Owen -- with may -- -- -- was a stupid joke.
Okay stupid joke right now I'm not let me go to the issue -- birth control.
And so that I understands -- -- a lot of sound bites a little you know in quotes here and there I want understand.
How many of do you do you think -- birth control is let me doesn't pull us sound -- Is harmful to women and -- harmful to society.
What I what I was talking about generally speaking and that and that interview was that.
-- -- did the whole concept of sexual liberation sexual freedom.
Has had its down sides and certainly birth control as part of that would.
The dramatic increase in sexually transmitted diseases dramatic increase and out of wedlock.
Out of wedlock person to radically increase the number of abortions having.
You know this is this is not just then you know not been just -- everything's just fine and and I sites that says that's a commentary that I just again as.
Not something that is completely out of the mainstream in the bottom line is there are consequences of the sexual revolution.
That we are living with in America today.
In terms seven your views on contraception and your -- any religious -- never comes to the office of the present with certain religious police.
How is it something that would in any way.
Forget I just look at my record I mean -- -- been criticized by spike I think it was governor rod here my previous congress from Paul's campaign.
For voting for contraception.
That I voted for funding for which is I think it's these title title ten.
Which is which I have voted for in the past and that that provides for free contraception.
Through organizations even even like Planned Parenthood.
And saw you know it's funny that it.
That on the conservative side I'm getting ripped for having voted for this and now all of a sudden the left is trying to make.
Make me out that somehow I've you know I've I wanna stop women or men for that matter from getting see you know doing things and taking things Shura.
For contraception that I'd like I have my own views on these things -- they're deeply held beliefs.
But not everything that I think is is that that I disagree with morally should the government be involved that.
Only when there is there are there are real consequences to society.
-- to the report to the rights of individuals.
Do I do I feel that I need to to speak out and that's why do on the issue of abortion because we have another -- have another person involved in the decision but the issue contraception that's not the case.
It's something that that people have a right to do in this country and that and certainly will be -- to do so under the Santorum presidency.
Okay none of Michigan how many year S state -- Zemin and must be exciting fear tonight because said that polls have you Leo a little bit ahead of governor Romney it's his home state.
Both you come to that stage though having been opposed to the bailout of the auto industry and death that is the auto industry state how do you convince those.
Voters to vote for you.
Well I think I different thing governor Romney and that fraud to me governor Romney supported the Wall Street bell.
Mean it was OK to going and have the government taking a huge role.
In bailing out big financial institutions.
But it wasn't okay for them to -- and bail out big big the big manufacturers in this country which are the hub of the manufacturing industry.
I would just make the argument that in my position is consistent.
My position says that you're not god I'm not for the government getting involved in bailouts period and and that that to me as it is something that the folks in Detroit -- -- -- He's a man of principle there's a man -- believes in -- but letting destructive capitalism work going to a bankruptcy process for the Wall Street banks.
As well as for Detroit.
As opposed to governor Romney who claims to be you know hail from southwest Michigan and BI great defender event and understanding of the the industrial heartland of of this area.
Where he supported his friends on Wall Street but did not support.
The auto industry that's where -- I think the inconsistency -- it's not in my -- Do you find -- PM name voters in that.
And Michigan are asking you about that a minute is that is seven issue of the bailout of and were pretty far removed from Michigan but I imagine that -- The -- Aniston bailouts of big issue up for them.
Well I'd certainly ever reporter is ask me about it here every talk show host that I and and television show that have been on that I haven't been asked -- -- voters but it certainly is something that is on the minds of of the people here I assume the south what the -- and -- Michigan and and it has they have ever right today and again.
It's it's the same thing between -- governor Romney if you're looking for consistency someone who actually believes in and tries to live out.
In their in their public policy.
That you know that's the the economic -- that that I put forward and you see consistency in my record you'll see it with me you won't see what governor Romney this is just one of many issues -- he has -- he has been on both sides of the issue.
Before in some cases against it and others and and now trying to explain we know why he picked big banks over -- got a.
OK if you present tonight -- -- about Syria tonight.
I think we should be helping the Syrian -- rebels I mean we should be at least providing some arms to them we should to the extent that.
That we can through other through other sources -- even provide some some other types of support this is.
This is an opportunity get rid of -- every satellite country of Iran as Iran is -- is becoming much more menacing.
We have an opportunity here to get rid of a very bad actor in the region high end and -- we can't replace some of anything worse than what they have him -- that's.
That's sort of the you look at Qaddafi Qaddafi was pretty neutered.
Aside has been a very active advocate for Iran and and -- NAN a tool for them and and he as far as I'm concerned we should do we can.
Without getting directly involved to be helpful to the rebels and overthrowing.
Tried some campaign advice if you had a chance for up to Mac -- island the cry about 300 votes -- most in the winner -- most beautiful part of all of Michigan yeah I don't ever.
Is it did that pretty they're yeah they're they're glad to employ this is a beautiful place to be anyway senator thank you -- we come back before the and then a short time thank you -- -- --