On the Trail With Rick Santorum

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May 10 2011 8:13 AM

On the Trail With Rick Santorum

If you missed it, here's my piece from South Carolina on Rick Santorum's presidential campaign -- up close, no one connects with more ease or passion to GOP primary voters.

"The Democrats' argument against the Medicare reform is that seniors simply can't take care of [themselves]," Santorum says. "They say, 'You can't give seniors choices! You can't give seniors options! You can't have them make decisions and take responsibility. You've got to do this for them!' As if when you turn 65, your brain capacity goes away! My mother's 92! She got an iPad a couple months ago, OK, and she's whizzing away on an iPad!"

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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