Friday fun: Family band’s campaign anthem for Rick Santorum goes viral

posted at 6:35 pm on March 9, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Maybe I’ve watched one too many gimmicky music performances in favor of this or that politician, but I was skeptical when I read about this effort from an Oklahoma family band to capture in music the essence of Rick Santorum’s campaign:

Game On’ features lead vocals from sisters Camille and Haley Harris, and backup from what looks to be the entire extended Harris family.

The music video was shot outside the Jubilee Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where mom and dad Harris are pastors.

“Oh no, this is it guys, I just know its going to go viral,” father David Harris told FOX 43 he screamed when he first heard the tune. “From the very first note that came out of their mouths.”

“The music that we have, we believe came from God. Especially this song,” he added.

But I’d say they really pulled this off. “Justice for the unborn, factories back on our shores.” It’s a catchy tune, too! Let’s just say I really appreciate that this made me smile at the end of a long week. Even those who don’t stand with Santorum surely can’t help but smile back at the earnest, sincere smiles of the two lead singers or the littlest daughter who strums the guitar toward the end of the video. Precious!

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How Daunting is Santorum’s Delegate Math?

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/how-daunting-is-santorums-delegate-math/

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Rick Santorum’s delegate woes: Trying hard in some states; in others, not so much
By Felicia Sonmez

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/rick-santorums-delegate-woes-trying-hard-in-some-states-in-others-not-so-much/2012/03/08/gIQAM3IgzR_blog.html

All in all, the Santorum campaign’s organizational missteps mean that it is already at a deficit of at least 30 delegates in the races playing out over the next month – even before voters in those contests have cast their ballots.

And then in some places, such as the District of Columbia, Santorum’s camp hasn’t even tried at all.

When Republican voters in the District go to the polls on April 3, they’ll find four names on their primary ballot: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney … and Jon Huntsman.

“We were never contacted by the Santorum campaign,” said Alysoun McLaughlin, spokeswoman for the D.C. Board of Elections.

Santorum is down 16 delegates in the District, four in Alabama and 10 in Illinois, where he failed to submit delegate slates in the 4th, 5th, 7th and 13th districts.

That’s on top of the 64 delegates that Santorum missed a shot at on Super Tuesday. He failed to make the ballot in Virginia, where 46 bound delegates were up for grabs, and he submitted incomplete delegate slates in Ohio, giving up a chance at 18 of the 48 delegates allocated by congressional district.

In some states, the Santorum campaign’s disorganization in the delegate race has had a bigger impact than in others. Missing a chance at some of Virginia’s 46 delegates, for instance, was a pretty big deal.

mountainaires on March 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

mountainaires on March 9, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Put a sock in it.

davidk on March 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Singing praises to the man that’s going to use the government to save us. Very conservative.

BuckNutty on March 9, 2012 at 6:56 PM

This seems like it’s intended to be sarcastic, but that doesn’t really make sense… The existence of government is incompatible with libertarianism, but has little to do with conservatism vs liberalism.

Mr. Prodigy on March 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Cute young girls, gaggy and treacly Taylor Swift-y kind of tune.

di butler on March 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Yes, normal wholesome Midwestern families are such caricatures.
Bitter Clinger on March 9, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Yeah right, because every time you hand a Midwesterner a guitar songs sent from Jesus come pouring out, about the unborn, and Rick Santorum.

Word of advice. Take a look at the electorate map again. McCain/Palin won the midwest. What happened?

contrarytopopularbelief on March 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Oh wait, I’m reminded that OH, IL, IA, MN, WI, MI, all went to Obama.

Meaning a lot of normal wholesome Midwestern families contributed to this mess. Even PA. voted him in, “bitter clingers” and all. A lot of lifelong Republicans “reached across the aisles” to vote Obama.

You think social con singalongs are they way to avoid repeating that!?

contrarytopopularbelief on March 9, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I only come to Hot Air when I see you’re saying nice things about Rick Santorum. Just sayin’….

I vote conservative…and I know what a real conservative is. Real conservatives don’t ignore social issues.

gocatholic on March 9, 2012 at 9:43 PM

This video was extremely lame. How is this not every bit the parallel that the President was chirping about when he said the ocean’s would recede with his arrival?

I’m not a Romney fan in the least, and I like Rick, but this was way over the top. Cute girls, nice song, nice voices, really lame video.

newtopia on March 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

…er, nice tune, that is. Didn’t like the song..

newtopia on March 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM

So good I had to watch it twice !

Axion on March 9, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Used to live in Tulsa.
Love Tulsa.
Nice song. Way to go, Harris family!

balkanmom on March 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM

A lot of lifelong Republicans “reached across the aisles” to vote Obama.

You think social con singalongs are they way to avoid repeating that!?

contrarytopopularbelief on March 9, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The singalongs aren’t going to do much, but I doubt there’s going to be much reaching across the aisles this time.

Too many Beer Summits, to much bowing and scraping, too little action, and a party-line vote on healthcare after the Republicans were locked out of conference.

November 2010 was a response to all of that, and nothing much has changed. Our economy is still in ruins, gas prices are going through the roof while the President’s team crows about alternative energy and quashes any attempt to foster independence from Middle Eastern oil…

Perhaps the liberals will successfully paint the conservatives as a cause, but then Mr. President has to admit that the buck stops nowhere near him — and if that’s the case — why vote for him a second time?

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I’d hit it.

Random on March 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Sorry guys. I like Santorum too but it’s just not his time yet. I know how you feel. I’m a Gingrich guy and he’s toast as well. If we think we’re going to stick this out in hopes that our guy gets named in a brokered convention…think again…that strategy guarantees us another four years with 0bama. Nice song though!

Tomolena1 on March 10, 2012 at 12:43 AM

I just hope they have the documentation to prove that every piece of wood in that guitar was legally attained. They can expect a raid in 3… 2… 1…

Laurence on March 10, 2012 at 1:12 AM

but I doubt there’s going to be much reaching across the aisles this time.

unclesmrgol on March 10, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I wish we could just erase it from the rhetorical vocabulary entirely.

Liberals are calling on Obama to not compromise this time around, and they’re going to blame all of Obama’s failings on his supposed failed attempts to reach across the aisle.

contrarytopopularbelief on March 10, 2012 at 1:20 AM

This tune is going to be stuck in my head for a couple days, at least. Infectious performance, also. There’s something very compelling about people being excited to vote for their candidate. Especially when one of his rivals is not at all exciting.

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 10, 2012 at 1:50 AM

But I’d say they really pulled this off. “Justice for the unborn, factories back on our shores.” It’s a catchy tune, too! Let’s just say I really appreciate that this made me smile at the end of a long week. Even those who don’t stand with Santorum surely can’t help but smile back at the earnest, sincere smiles of the two lead singers or the littlest daughter who strums the guitar toward the end of the video. Precious!

Seriously, this drivel is what counts for “journalism” these days on this site.

I get that it was a slow Friday, but c’mon.

Vyce on March 10, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Santorum can still win. If News fizzles on Tuesday in Arkansas and Mississippi and drops out, that will leave the remainder of the non-Romney vote (besides the Paul fans) behind Santorum. Then, and only then, can this actually be a race between the two of them.

Theophile on March 10, 2012 at 2:47 AM

hawkdriver on March 9, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Does it cover Cranial-Rectum separation surgery, Hawkdriver? Because there is lot of folks around here who need that…

Wolftech on March 9, 2012 at 8:59 PM

It’s supposed to. In the mean time, they had a community donation jar at a grocery store to take a collection for mine.

:-)

hawkdriver on March 10, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Corny video

conservador on March 10, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Sweet! More Santorum agitprop. Thanks, Tina!

MrLambyLamb on March 10, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Great Video

Makes that “O’Bummer Girl” video look like last weeks cat litter box…

…But, suspect that is mostly due it’s subject matter :)

Breitbart Lives !

BigSven on March 10, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Anyone else hear that voice and flash back to Lynn Ayers who used to sing the Schoolhouse Rock tunes? :D

UncleOlaf on March 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Seriously, this drivel is what counts for “journalism” these days on this site.

Sad isn’t it?

Instead of using it to blog, Tina’s time would probably be better spent pasting unicorn stickers in her scrapbook underneath the Rick Santorum poster hanging over her bed.

JFS61 on March 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Seriously, this drivel is what counts for “journalism” these days on this site.

Sad isn’t it?

Instead of using it to blog, Tina’s time would probably be better spent pasting unicorn stickers in her scrapbook underneath the Rick Santorum poster hanging over her bed.

JFS61 on March 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Perhaps you’d feel better if you ate an excrement sandwich and then offed yourself …. :)

BigSven on March 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Perhaps you’d feel better if you ate an excrement sandwich and then offed yourself …. :)

BigSven on March 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

You first, jackass.

JFS61 on March 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Gee I don’t know, these girls could just be wicked supporters of evil no better than that of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, that is if Reza Aslan can be believed. Would a moderate Muslim like Aslan mislead?

Chessplayer on March 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Just what I needed to blunt the non stop nonsense that Obama is a lock. Newt is my guy, but this family has given me hope that just maybe, America can yet be saved.

SpiderMike on March 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

These lovely young women have beautiufl voices. Good for them.

magicbeans on March 10, 2012 at 4:06 PM

OK… Here are some comments.

First off it’s good to see grass root efforts by everyday people… you know, the little people whose voices seem like more and more everyday cannot or will not be heard without negative, vicious condemnation spewed forth on them.

They are young… they don’t appear to be drugging it up and probably enjoy making people smile through their music.

They probably weren’t paid.

When you take into consideration that there is probably not very many conservative artists willing to put their name and talent into the political arena, this very well could be a negative impact on their potential music performance future, it also could be the very opposite as well, and launch a good career for them.

They looked like they were having fun… Do any of you remember fun? A modern day song by young adults with no bleeps or hip hop rapping….novel concept.

Good for them…. let it go viral, the message is a pretty upbeat one.

ActinUpinTexas on March 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

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