Corn on “Hardball”: Do Santorum’s Satanic Plot Remarks Cross a Line?


David Corn and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s controversial claim that Satan has targeted the US. “If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? There is no on else to go after other than the United States,” Santorum said in a speech at a Catholic University in Florida in 2008. Four years later, Santorum still stands by his belief in a satanic plot against the US, and he’s begun indentifying people who he believes are also intent to destroy America: Obama, college-educated elites, and even Protestant churches. Will Santorum’s hardline religious beliefs rally his conservative supporters, or alienate them?

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