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Daily Santorum, 2/25/11

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Early Returns will now move to a daily Rick Santorum presidential race post, rather than multiple santorumtableones through the day -- the guy puts himself in the news so much that he's causing us carpal tunnel.

On Thursday, Santorum told James Dobson's radio show that the Nazis took got holocaust tips from the founder of Planned Parenthood. From Right Wing Watch:

Santorum: They have been pushing their agenda for close to a hundred years. I mean, it goes all the way back to Margaret Sanger and her views on eugenics, of culling the race from inferiors, that started Planned Parenthood. This was a movement to try to purify the race and she was for abortion and sterilization and things to get to her aim of a eugenics movement in this country and it was, unfortunately, widely accepted in the early part of the last century. That, with what happened in Nazi Germany which, by the way, took a lot of their eugenics ideas from Margaret Sanger and from the American eugenics movement and applied them to the Jews and other quote "undesirables" in Nazi Germany.

Politico: Santorum uses the Defense of Marriage Act to hit Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and budget expert who has called for a "truce" on social issues to focus on the economy instead:

"If we do not, as a party and as a people, stand behind the institution of marriage and understand its essential role as the glue that holds the family together, the family, the building block of society, the first economy, the first school, the first place where children's character is formed we are going to destine our children and destine the future of this country for a lower standard of living and less free and prosperous country," Santorum told a small group of reporters Thursday in Iowa.

Politico's Mike Allen rates the probable GOP field this way: 1) Mitt Romney, 2) Tim Pawlenty, 3) Haley Barbour, 4) Jon Huntsman, 5) Newt Gingrich, 6) Rick Santorum. NBC's First Read rates the field the same way.

The NYT does the same kind of wrap-up and omits Santorum. An interesting note: by about this time in 2007, Fox News was already going after Barack Obama for his ties to Jeremiah Wright. (Unlike this year's GOP hopefuls, Obama at that point was already a declared candidate.)

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