Friday, March 9, 2012

Santorum watches "Santorum Girls" music video

A smiling Rick Santorum watches the viral video produced by two fans, "Game On", during his appearance on Piers Morgan's show.



Santorum then explains the genesis of the video.

"It was a family from Oklahoma and we were in Tulsa, and they said 'Oh, look we put this together" in literally a 48 hour period of time after they had a chance to see me, and were very excited about the message that I was delivering.

So they went out and wrote a song and produced it on the street corner on top of a bus. It's sort of the way the campaign is."

Yahoo's Chris Wilson goes deeper.

After meeting Rick Santorum a few days before Oklahoma's Super Tuesday primary, Tulsa resident David Harris had an idea: his musically inclined family should compose a campaign song for the candidate.

By Monday morning, the Harris family band—known as First Love—had written and recorded "Game On," an infectious, catchy two-and-a-half minute tribute to Santorum with lead vocals from Camille, 20, and Haley, 18. The Harris family shot a music video outside their church and debuted the song on YouTube.

The Harris parents are both pastors at the Jubilee Christian Center. They have eight children between the ages of 5 and 22, who have been homeschooled and enrolled at a religious academy. Like Rick Santorum, their political convictions are deeply influenced by their Christian faith.

Here's the video, which now has over 230,000 views on Youtube, and as Piers Morgan says, is "Quite a catchy little number that, Senator."