Sharpton and Santorum face off

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Say what you will about Google victim Rick Santorum, a surge in Iowa means more TV appearances. And more TV appearances mean more amazing live TV moments like his one with our favorite reverend, msnbc’s very own Al Sharpton.

Sharpton scolded the conservative presidential candidate for saying “despicable and ugly things” about President Obama on today’s Morning Joe.

“I could argue with you about some of your ugly statements on the president and all of that, but that would probably help you in the primary if you and I got in an argument this morning,” Sharpton said.

“Go ahead, Al. Give it to me, Al,” Santorum joked. In the interview, Santorum talked about why he deserves to be president, and how he plans to dismantle so-called Obamacare.

The two shared a relatively friendly debate. But, the TV host also reminded the Republican he’s running for the head of the federal government — a fact Sharpton called a “little schizo” because Santorum doesn’t believe in many federal programs. Or gay rights…but that’s another TV appearance.

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Sharpton and Santorum face off

Updated