Rick Santorum Gets His Very Own Music Video

Santorum's supporters go country — and now we eagerly await a hard-rock Ron Paul tribute.

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Before Super Tuesday voting, two singer-songwriter sisters and their parents recorded a country-tinged song called “Game On” for Rick Santorum, under the band name First Love. A couple days later it’s been viewed more than 40,000 times on YouTube.

The video, with patriotic lyrics and references to God, the Constitution and Ronald Reagan, may draw comparisons to the 2010 Tea Party anthem “I Am America,” although its much less pop-influenced. The band, according to its website, features two homeschooled Oklahomans, Camille and Haley Harris, who enlisted their family for guitar strumming, drums and backing vocals.

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The “Game On” title appears to be inspired by Santorum’s heartfelt opening remarks from his election night speech after the Iowa caucuses, in which he ended up virtually tying presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney (and later, officially winning by a mere 34 votes).

Santorum’s campaign, which emphasizes his conservative authenticity (as opposed to that Northeastern moderate), probably couldn’t have adapted his platform to song any better than this. One verse: “Oh, there is hope for our nation again / Maybe the first time since we had Ronald Reagan / There will be justice for the unborn / Factories back on our shores.”

The candidate even endorsed the song. “Wow! I love this,” he tweeted.

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