Santorum to campaign Saturday while others prep for debate

All eyes will be on Rick Santorum at a debate in New Hampshire on Saturday night, but he won't be spending the day studying flashcards.

With two televised presidential debates in a 12-hour period — the candidates will square off again the next morning — every candidate except Santorum has kept his schedule clear for Saturday afternoon. Mitt Romney has scheduled an early-morning event and Jon Huntsman has two campaign stops, but both are before noon.

Santorum will be on the move until a few hours before the 9 p.m. ABC News debate. His four events will take him to Manchester, Amherst and Hollis.

Seeking to hold on to the momentum gains from his surprising success in the Iowa caucuses, Santorum has been blanketing New Hampshire with face time ahead of its first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday. His strict conservative message has never been perceived as a good ideological match for Granite State voters, but with many giving him an unexpected second look, Santorum is hoping he can ride the surge and overtake Huntsman and Ron Paul, who are also performing well in the state.