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Religion and women's rights dominate politics
They said this election was about our country's issues with money
But the issues have turned away from the economy not being sunny
And when Santorum started talking about the culture war people thought he didn't have a clue
But now abortion and religion are once again the prominent issue
With Obama arguing with the Catholic Church on contraception
Conservative talk about right to life is once again getting a warm reception
Whether this will continue to the general election, no one is sure.
But issues about morality in American politics are here to endure
From Wednesday's Republican primary debate to the uproar about Obama mandating Catholic-affiliated institutions to provide birth control, abortion is once again dominating the national agenda.
Santorum gains traction in polls
There once was a man named Rick Santorum
Those who thought he had a chance were all called dumb
But his candidacy isn't dead
In fact in the polls he is ahead
And Mitt Romney is now the one who is glum
Rick Santorum is now leading in several key polls, including in Mitt Romney's home state of Michigan.
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