Presidential candidate Rick Santorum took aim at Republican front-runner Mitt Romney at a press conference on board the Yorktown at Patriots Point Tuesday morning.

The Pennsylvania senator said he plans to continue his run even if he fails to claim the South Carolina primary. Santorum held a press conference and then a town hall meeting on board the historic aircraft carrier Tuesday.

Running on a platform of putting family first, Santorum criticized Romney's previous pro-choice stance and President Barrack Obama's defense spending cuts.

Santorum also spoke about the importance of manufacturing and parents' choice in whether to homeschool their children.

Santorum headed from Patriots Point to Aiken.

Read more in Wednesday's editions of The Post and Courier.