Former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has hinted at a second bid for president in 2016.

Appearing at Values Voter Summit, the 3-day conference organized by the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), Santorum told attendees that American is looking for leaders who speak out on social issues.

“I don't want to hear anybody here apologize for standing up for the truth,” Santorum said. “Apologize for standing up for the dignity of life, the sanctity of marriage, the centrality of the family. See the problem we've had we've nominated candidates, far too many, who say they believe those things but you know, well they don't really talk about them, do they? I remember I went to a breakfast in New York when I was thinking about running for president, something that comes to mind every now and then. Even today.”

Santorum went on to admonish candidates who do not speak out on such issues.

“We will start winning elections when we nominate people that the public sees are authentic. They see that they mean it. When you're electing a leader, that's what they're looking for,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)