Did contraception ruling, Planned Parenthood controversy help Santorum?

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Joe Scarborough: I’ll tell you what. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Rick Santorum may be good, but this week, the Catholic Republican candidate has drawn an inside straight. And it’s not only bad news for President Obama; it’s bad news for Mitt Romney. You look at these three things that have happened. It started with the Planned Parenthood against the leading proponent of breast cancer research in the world, and then you moved on to an HHS decision that even the USA Today said was a dramatic overreach. I think their quote was the Obama administration “trampled on religious freedoms, violated religious freedoms”…And then, Mika, yesterday, two federal judges in California overturned the results of Prop. 8…again, not a conservative state..where 14 million voters turned out to ban gay marriage in the state. This is a state that hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 or a U.S. senator that’s a Republican since 1986 and yet a federal court stepped in and overturned that decision. So it’s not like Alabama or North Dakota’s doing this. You take all of this together and you can almost hear Pat Buchanan at the 1992 convention talking about culture wars…it seems to me there’s a reason Rick Santorum outperformed last night on what all the polls suggested…all of these things are coming one after another after another, and it’s actually pushing the president and the Democrats out of the mainstream of American politics.

Did contraception ruling, Planned Parenthood controversy help Santorum?

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