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Dan Savage on His Special, Santorum

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The 'It Gets Better' co-founder explains why Rick Santorum is newly "terrifying," responds to trans glitter bombers, and explains why MTV gave him his own special

The hour-long It Gets Better special premiered earlier this week on MTV. It means that one of the most well-known spokesgays has taken a popular message (even President Obama has done a video) to one of the broadest teen audiences (alongside shows about teenage pregnancy and following bizarre dreams of becoming rodeo professionals). In an interview earlier this week, Savage spoke to The Advocate about the current presidential campaign and a variety of other subjects. Savage has famously denounced Republican nominee Rick Santorum and even invented a disgusting definition for his name (that has kinda stuck). WhenTheAdvocate asked about his take on Santorum's surge in the primaries, he responded:

"You could knock me over with a drop of Santorum. I am completely blown away by this. I do think that the clock ran out. Everybody else had their surge and he had a surge at just the right time for Iowa. But now it's something different. Some people are saying that because the economy is improving, Mitt's rationale for running is kind of deflated and his selling point is deflated and the GOP base is now looking to run against birth control? And Santorum is benefiting from a shift to social issues. Whatever it is, it's terrifying."

Read the entire interview here.

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