Rick Santorum who is in a close race with Newt Gingrich for distant fourth place in the New Hampshire primary, addressed his supporters Tuesday night.
He took some credit in the fact that although his support was at about 10% in the primary, it had been a mere fraction of that before his big result in Iowa last week. “We have, depending on your math, either ten times, five times, or three times” where they had started, Santorum said.
“We are gonna go on to South Carolina,” said Santorum. “To those who would like to think that somehow or another that this race can be over in one or two states, states that have been well let’s say the backyard and the home of a certain candidate — and by the way i want to absolutely congratulate Mitt Romney for his victory tonight.”
But Santorum told his supporters that they had an opportunity in the race to present a “true conservative,” who could win the race, and who “understands that at the foundation of our country are institutions that are crucial for us to be a successful country,” such as the institution of the family.