A look at Santorum’s Philadelphia Inquirer columns

Rick Santorum

David Fahrenthold went over the columns that Rick Santorum wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer and found they “returned often to the social issues that had made him famous — and infamous — in the Senate.”

He mentioned abortion in at least 18 of them, and same-sex marriage in at least 11. In 2008, Santorum said he had not regretted “sounding the alarm” on gay marriage in 2003, referring to an interview in which he compared homosexual acts to bigamy, adultery and “man on dog.”

* Santorum’s columns offer window into his mind