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Santorum booed in New Hampshire for comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy

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Rick Santorum and his team, like most of the potential Republican nominees for president, have moved onto New Hampshire, where the next primary will go down on January 10. And while Santorum is probably riding pretty high off of his incredibly close second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, it looks like he'd be smart to remember that not every state is as socially conservative (or religiously devout — at least not the same strain) as the corn capital of America. Because while speaking at a town hall in Concord, the former senator — whose distaste for homosexuality is well publicized — ran into some trouble when he trotted out the old, "If we have same-sex marriage, why not polygamous marriage?" argument in response to a question about what's wrong with two dudes or two ladies getting hitched.

Oops! Turns out that line doesn't go over as well in New England:

Santorum continued: "Here's my point of view. And we're done talking about this issue, we're going to move on to something else."

He went on to laud the traditional marriage, saying that "I think that’s something society should value and give status over a group of people who want to have a relationship together."

Some in the crowd booed him after that statement.

Now, it's not like the audience started to throw rotten fruit at the man, but it very well may be a sign that Santorum's hard-right stance on social issues, while a strength in some parts of the country, will only serve to hinder him as he goes up against the slightly more moderate Mitt Romney in the coming weeks. Could that mean his near win in Iowa was a one-off? Remember, Rick: play to your audience.