Santorum denounced as bigot at NH rally

From Chris Johnson at the Blade:

Rick Santorum faced a noisy reception from protesters over his anti-gay views at a Monday campaign stop in New Hampshire.

The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was jeered Monday night just before a campaign rally at Jillian’s Billiards Club in Manchester, N.H., where he was about to begin his final campaign event in New Hampshire before the primary vote Tuesday.

As Santorum made his way from his campaign van to the club entrance, a group of about a dozen demonstrators associated with the Occupy movement began chanting “Bigot! Bigot! Bigot!”

The GOP candidates have been dogged by gay rights, and gay protesters, both individuals and groups, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. This is amazing. And seemingly organic. Something has changed in the culture. People are clearly less willing to be politically bullied, while at the same time they believe that speaking up matters. Really amazing.


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