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Santorum given award at The Citadel

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By Nikki Gaskins
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received a standing ovation as he spoke before members of the Citadel Republican Society on Friday.

Santorum remains optimistic even as his poll numbers leave him near the back of the pack.

"The energy and the electricity that is going on out there right now -- we just left three events, couldn't get people into the events, 600 to 700 people at venues," Santorum said.

Santorum says Saturday's primary comes down to three choices -- Romney, Gingrich, or himself. Earlier in the day, Santorum called himself goldilocks citing that he's "just right."

"We've got one candidate who's just a little cool, just a little timid," Santorum said. "Then you got someone who's a little too hot."

His speech at the Citadel focused on national security and foreign threats from Iran.

"This little country has put itself on a path to develop a weapon that will fundamentally change the course of history."

After speaking, Santorum was awarded the Nathan Hale Patriot Award as Citadel cadets and guests applauded.

"It's such a big election in November, it's really exciting to have a presidential candidate here on campus," cadet, Brian Peters said.

Santorum says he's not bothered by the polls and he believes his political stance will win out.

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