After the CBS/National Journal debate in South Carolina took place, foreign affairs, an area that the federal government is actually responsible for handling, finally came to the forefront. And upon conclusion of the debate, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum released the following radio ad. We assume it is being played primarily in Iowa where Santorum seems to be currently focussing his campaign efforts.
What makes it important, is the fact that it is really the first ad in the election cycle to focus on foreign affairs. Until now, most campaign ads have focussed on the economy and general leadership qualities.
The radio spot is called “Disaster” and it focusses on the threat that Iran poses to us all.
- NARRATOR: ”Some say Barack Obama is a disaster. The truth, he’d have to dramatically improve to be considered a disaster. And now, a new report exposes how Iran is moving rapidly to develop a nuclear weapon and once again Obama has no plan. Unfortunately, the Republican presidential candidates aren’t talking about Iran either, except one: Rick Santorum. But it’s not surprising, Rick Santorum served on the Armed Services Committee for 8 years and he wrote tough legislation to help stop Iran’s growing aggression. Even Newt Gingrich said no one has done more than Santorum to alert America to the dangers posed by Iran. To read Rick Santorum’s plan on what we must do to stop the growing threat to America from Iran, visit ricksantorum.com. Barack Obama, proving everyday – experience matters. Paid for by Rick Santorum for President.”
- SANTORUM:“I’m Rick Santorum, and I approve this message”.
The spot does distinguish him from others like Romney, Cain and Perry, in the sense that it beefs Santorum in an area where Romney and Cain are thin. If foreign affairs does soon rise to the forefront in this election cycle, it could help Rick Santorum. But with others like Gingrich, Bachmann and the former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman also running, they too could easily compete with Santorum’s foreign affairs credentials.
You can listen to ad here.
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