Santorum V. Porn

BY Neal Broverman

March 18 2012 8:20 PM ET

Rightwing presidential candidate Rick Santorum wasn't joking when he said he would work to curb the distribution of pornography that his administration deems "obscene."

His campaign goals include more closely policing the distribution of explicit pornography, which he says President Obama doesn't do well enough. Speaking on ABC's The Week, Santorum again spoke of pornography and its purported effect on children.

"We would, of course, as president enforce those [obscenity] laws, because obviously Congress in its wisdom understood that hardcore pornography is very damaging, particularly to young people, and that exposure on the Internet can be very damaging," Santorum said on This Week. "There are laws against purveying hard-core pornography. And that, we have attorney generals in the country, at least under the Bush administration, who did prosecute that. And this administration isn't."

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