Rick Santorum

  • Aired:  11/19/13
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Rick Santorum shares his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election, the meaning of marriage and his movie, "The Christmas Candle." (8:40)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY!

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS RELEASED ANEW LINE OF CHRISTMAS CANDLES.

I DIDN'T KNOW JESUS HAD ABIRTHDAY CAKE!

PLEASE WELCOME SENATOR RICKSANTORUM.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SENATOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FORBEING MY GUEST TONIGHT.

>> MY PLEASURE.

>> Stephen: I APPRECIATE YOUCOMING ALONG.

I DON'T GET A LOT OF REPUBLICANSON HERE BECAUSE THEY KNOW I'M

GOING TO AGREE WITH THEM THEENTIRE TIME.

EVERYBODY KNOWS FORMER TWO-TERMSENATOR FOR PENNSYLVANIA, USED

TO BE IN CONGRESS.

YOU WERE ONE OF THE LEADINGLIGHTS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

RUNNING IN 2012.

YOU CAME DAMN CLOSE, SIR.

LET'S MAKE SOME NEWS.

(LAUGHTER)LET'S MAKE SOME NEWS RIGHT NOW.

I AM -- ARE YOU RUNNING IN 2016?

>> I AM NOT -- SURE.

>> Stephen: LET'S GET YOU SURE.

LET'S GET YOU SURE, OKAY?

REMEMBER, THIS IS HOW THEREPUBLICAN PARTY WORKS.

I DON'T KNOW IF NOW YOU KNOW HOWTHE PARTY WORKS BUT THE LAST GUY

STANDING AFTER THE NOMINEE ISTHE NEXT NOMINEE!

YOU KNOW, McCAIN GOT IT AFTERBUSH, OKAY?

YOU WERE THE LAST GUY STANDINGWHEN YOU LOST TO -- WHAT WAS THE

NAME OF THE DUDE YOU LOST TO?

I FORGET HIS NAME.

KIT-KATNY?

YOU LOST TO THAT CAT.

DON'T THEY OWE IT TO YOU?

>> YEAH.

YEAH.

I THINK THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT!

ALL RIGHT, DAMN STRAIGHT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WHAT I LIKED ABOUT YOUR MESSAGE

WAS THAT YOU WERE SPEAKING FROMTHE HEART.

YOU WERE SPEAKING FROM THESWEATER VESTED HEART.

(LAUGHTER)AND THEN -- WHAT IS THIS?

OH, NO!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OH, HELL YEAH!

OH, YEAH!

YEAH, WE'RE DOING IT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ALL RIGHT, OKAY.

YOU REALLY SEEM TO BE APPEALINGDIRECTLY TO THE HEART OF NOT

ENOUGH PEOPLE TO WIN.

(LAUGHTER)WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WAS ABOUT

YOUR MESSAGE THAT PEOPLE MOSTRESPONDED TO?

>> SIMPLICITY.

THE POINT YOU JUST MADE.

PEOPLE WANT SOMEONE WHO WILL GOOUT HERE -- I TALKED TO PEOPLE

HERE TODAY WHO SAID "I DON'TBELIEVE IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU

BELIEVE IN BUT I BELIEVE YOUBELIEVE."

>> Stephen: YOU'VE GOT NEW MOVIESTUD SGLO

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> OKAY CO-LIGHT STUDIOS.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU GO FROMSOMEONE WHO IS A CULTURAL

WARRIOR CALLING OUT THE CRIMESOF HOLLYWOOD TO BEING PART OF

THE PROBLEM?

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> STOP CURSING THE DARKNESS ANDLIGHT A CANDLE AND THAT'S WHAT

I'M DOING.

INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUTWHAT HOLLYWOOD IS DOING WE'RE

GOING TO MAKE MOVIES THATREFLECT THE VALUES THAT I THINK

A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL HOLDAND BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT FOR

OUR COUNTRY TO DO WELL GOINGFORWARD.

>> Stephen: YOU GOT A NEW MOVIE.

YEAH, GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT UPFOR GOING FORWARD.

THE NEW MOVIE IS CALLED "THECHRISTMAS CANDLE."

AND IT'S A STORY OF A TOWN WITHA SET OF MIRACULOUS CANDLES.

>> NO, NOT REALLY.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

>> NOT REALLY.

>> Stephen: THERE'S NOMIRACULOUS CANDLE?

>> WELL, THERE'S A CANDLE THATHAVE BEEN BLESSED.

EVERY 25 YEARS AN ANGEL COMES TOTHIS TOWN AND BLESSES THE

CANDLE.

>> Stephen: JUST LIKE IT SAYS INTHE BIBLE.

>> NOT EXACTLY.

NOT EXACTLY.

BUT THIS CANDLE WAS GIVEN TOSOMEONE WHO IS IN NEED IN THE

COMMUNITY AND A MIRACLE HAPPENSON CHRISTMAS EVE TO THAT FAMILY.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY AND NOW--.

>> Stephen: SO IT'S NOT AMIRACULOUS AND CAN?

>> WELL, THE CANDLE IS NOTMIRACULOUS BUT THE PRAYER THAT

IS SAID -- THEY GIVE THEINSTRUCTIONS, LIGHT IT AND PRAY.

SO NOT THE CANDLE THAT GIVES THEMIRACLE BUT THE PRAYER.

AN ANSWER TO PRAYER THAT IS THEMIRACLE.

>> Stephen: I CAN ACCEPT THAT.

I CAN ACCEPT THAT.

>> WE'RE NOT -- IT'S NOT LIKEVOODOO STUFF.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: MIRACULOUS CANDLE

ISN'T VOODOO, IT'S CHANUKAH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WE'RE BOTH CATHOLICS.

YOU'RE PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUSCATHOLIC POLITICIAN, I'M THE

MOST FAMOUS CATHOLIC ONTELEVISION.

CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE HISPANICVOTE FOR A SECOND?

THEY'RE CATHOLICS, WHY CAN'TCONSERVATIVES REACH OUT TO THE

HISPANICS?

(APPLAUSE)FOR PETE'S SAKE, THE POPE IS AN

HISPANIC NOW.

DOESN'T THAT KIND OF MAKE USHISPANIC OURSELVES?

>> WHAT.

>> Stephen: BY THE TRANSITIVEPROPERTY OF ALL THINGS?

>> WELL, HE'S THE HOLY FATHER.

>> CAN WE REACH OUT TO THEM ONSOCIAL ISSUES?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I SAIDWITH THE REPUBLICANS WHO SAY

THEY WANT TO ABANDON THESEISSUES.

THE WAY WE CAN REACH OUT TO ALARGE SEGMENT OF THE MINORITY

POPULATION IS THROUGH SOCIALISSUES, IS THROUGH ISSUES WHERE

THERE IS COMMON AGREEMENT ONTHOSE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT GAYMARRIAGE?

WE'RE LOSING THIS ONE, AREN'TWE?

WE'VE GOT 15 STATES PLUS THEDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE

RIDING THE --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HEY, DON'T GET ME WRONG.

DON'T GET ME WRONG.

I'M ANGRY, TOO.

WE'VE GOT 15 STATES PLUS THEDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RIDING THE

RAINBOW TRAIN TO HELL TUNE.

(LAUGHTER)HASN'T THIS ONE SLIPPED AWAY

FROM US?

>> I THINK THE REAL PROBLEM HEREIS MARRIAGE HAS SLIPPED AWAY

FROM US.

MARRIAGE HAS DEINVOLVED INTOJUST A PRO MAN TICK RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE AND THAT'SNOT WHAT MARRIAGE IS.

>> Stephen: IT'S FORTRANSFERRING PROPERTY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> YOU 1%ERS DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

>> Stephen: I'VE READ THE OLDTESTAMENT.

>> MARRIAGE IS MORE THAN THATAND HETEROSEXUALS HAVE LOST THE

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE SO IT'SNOT SURPRISING THAT OTHER PEOPLE

WANT TO SEE, WELL, THIS IS ALLMARRIAGE IS TODAY AND SO WE

SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THAT.

AND SO I THINK THE BETTER DEBATEIS TO TALK ABOUT WHAT NARJ IS

AND RECLAIM THE INSTITUTION AS AMAN AND A WOMAN COMING TOGETHER

TO HAVE CHILDREN AND RAISE THEMA WAY THAT CONTINUES SOCIETY.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF WE CUT BAITON IT?

WHAT IF WE JUST SAY IT'S ANEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S GONE TO SEED

WE JUST LEAVE THE KEYS TOMARRIAGE OUT FRONT AND WE GO GET

SOMETHING BETTER?

(LAUGHTER)GAYS YOU CAN HAVE MARRIAGE

BECAUSE AT THIS POINT MARRIAGEKIND OF SEEMS GAY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)REAL GAY.

WE GO GET SOMETHING BETTER.

>> WELL, THAT'S THE ARGUMENT I'MMAKING.

THE ARGUMENT I'M MAKING IS WEHAVE TO CLAIM WHAT MARRIAGE IS.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS IT.

>> I JUST SAID BEFORE.

>> Stephen: I WASN'T LISTENING.

(LAUGHTER)>> IT'S THE UNION OF A MAN AND A

WOMAN FOR THE PURPOSES OF HAVINGAND RAISING CHILDREN AND

CONTINUING SOCIETY.

THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALWAYS BEENABOUT AND IT'S MORE THAN JUST --

IT IS ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS BUTIT'S MORE THAN THAT.

>> Stephen: BUT WHAT IS IT NOT?

BECAUSE YOU FAMOUSLY ONCE SAID"IT'S NOT MAN ON CHILD, MAN ON

DOG, OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAYBE."

(LAUGHTER)IS IT DOG ON DOG, BECAUSE THAT

WOULD BE -- THAT'S THE QUOTE.

>> WELL, IT'S A LITTLE TAKEN OUTOF CONTEXT.

>> Stephen: OH, REALLY?

CONTEXTUALIZE ME.

>> CONTEXTUALIZING IT IS THATWHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS A

RELATIONSHIP THAT IS IMPORTANTFOR THE CONTINUANCE OF SOCIETY

AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUSON.

>> Stephen: I'VE HEARD SOMEDISTURBING NEWS THAT GAY PEOPLE

HAVE CHILDREN.

(LAUGHTER)(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'VE HEARD SOME PLACES THEY CANEVEN ADOPT CHILDREN.

>> YEAH.

HERE'S WHAT I WOULD SAY TO THAT.

EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TOTHEIR NATURAL MOTHER AND FATHER.

EVERY CHILD HAS A NATURAL MOTHERAND FATHER AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT

TO THOSE MOTHERS AND -- THATMOTHER AND FATHER TO GIVE THEM

WHAT ONLY A MOTHER AND ONLY AFATHER CAN GIVE.

>> WHAT IF THEY DON'T A MOTHEROR A FATHER?

WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER FOR THEMTO HAVE NO PARENTS THAN TO BE

LOVED BY TWO GAY PEOPLE?

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: THE POINT OF THE LAW

IS TO ENCOURAGE WHAT IS BEST,RIGHT?

IT'S TO SET A STANDARD FOR WHATIS BEST, NOT TO SET A STANDARD

SHORT OF WHAT HAVE IS BESTBECAUSE WHEN YOU DO THAT YOU'LL

GET LESS THAN WHAT IS NECESSARY.

>> Stephen: SO WHAT'S THE NEXTMOVIE IN SOMETHING THAT CAN

APPEAL TO CONSERVATIVES LIKE ACHRISTMAS MOVIE WHERE RUDOLPH'S

NOSE IS BRIGHT ENOUGH THATPEOPLE CAN EXERCISE THEIR SECOND

AMENDMENT RIGHTS EASIER?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)>> NOT THERE YET.

>> Stephen: GOOD LUCK WITH ECHOLIGHT STUDIOS.

SENATOR RICK SANTORUM.

THE MOVIE

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