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Noirin Hegarty: Could Rick Santorum give Barack Obama a battle for the White House?

Published 04/01/2012 | 08:04

Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during a campaign stop at the Daily Grind coffee shop on January 1. Photo: Getty Images
Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during a campaign stop at the Daily Grind coffee shop on January 1. Photo: Getty Images

RICK Santorum. Remember that name. For unless he breaks the cardinal rule of US politics by getting caught with a "dead girl or a live boy", this just might be the man to give Barack Obama a run in the 2012 Presidential race.

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The Catholic father of seven home schooled children, who is an arch conservative, was beaten by Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney by just eight votes in the Iowa Primary – the first of a marathon run to be the contender.



But he electrified the campaign with an emotional and religious speech in the early hours today, as his supporters sang hymns and US political commentators licked their lips in anticipation of a thrilling primary season.

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