Leading into a commercial break, CNN's Piers Morgan wished to leave his viewers on "a knife-edge" by assuming the possibility that Rick Santorum is a sexist. Morgan popped the question during his Wednesday night interview with the candidate.
"If Rick Santorum becomes president, does he actually like women?" posed the CNN host, just before a commercial break. On the other side of the break, he asked it again before telling Santorum "I know you do." [Video below the break.]
Morgan's point was to introduce Santorum's conservative views on social issues, which he deemed "pretty close to being anti what a lot of women would want from their president."
The example Morgan used was Santorum's opposition to contraception. "Because judging by stuff you said in 2006 and various clarifications, it would seem to me – correct me if I'm wrong – that your view about contraception is that basically it is wrong outside of marriage. Is that what your position on this?"