Santorum's closing argument on Iowa TV
December 31st, 2011
02:40 PM ET
11 years ago

Santorum's closing argument on Iowa TV

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With three days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Rick Santorum's campaign is going up with a new TV commercial which says the former senator from Pennsylvania is the most qualified Republican presidential candidate to take on President Barack Obama.

The Santorum campaign says the ad starts running statewide in Iowa on Saturday. A top Santorum aide tells CNN the 30-second spot, which will be accompanied by radio commercials and direct mail, is the campaign's closing ad in the Hawkeye State and will run through Tuesday's caucuses, which kick off the primary and caucus calendar.

"Who has the best chance to beat Obama? Rick Santorum. A full-spectrum conservative, Rick Santorum is rock-solid on values issues. A favorite of the tea party for fighting corruption and taxpayer abuse. More foreign policy credentials than any candidate," says the commercial's narrator.

The ad concludes with the narrator saying that "Rick's "Made in the USA" jobs plan will make America an economic super power again. Rick Santorum... a trusted conservative who gives us the best chance to take back America."

Santorum, once a long shot in the race for the GOP nomination, has surged to third place in the two most recent polls of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers, by CNN/Time/ORC and by NBC News/Marist.

The campaign says the 30-second spot will also begin running next week in New Hampshire. The Granite State holds the second contest in the race for the White House, with its January 10 primary coming one week after the Iowa caucuses.

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. one voice

    The problem with these Candidates is that they are trying to win just to lose in the end. Obama/Biden 2012

    December 31, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Terrance

    "...take back America." From what, the majority of citizens who elected Obama as President? Seems as if they took America back from what the Republicans did under 8 years of Bush-Cheney. Santorum: running on slogans, not substance.

    December 31, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I can think of thirteen million reasons from Bain, that Mittens should be sent packing.

    December 31, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. cigarman

    Remember the last Republican President that Started Two Unfunded Wars, gave the Rich in America a large tax cut, passed an unfunded Medicare Prescription Plan, Yes it is George Bush. Remember the last Democrat ic President who had to come into office with a lot of Charmin to clean up the messes that the Republicans made, yes it is Obama. Vote Democrat or we the Americans will not be able to produce enough Charmin to clean up another MESS by the Republicans.

    December 31, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. Jilli

    Pssst...Mr.'s 2011, soon to be 2012, and this is not a theocracy. It doesn't appear you're aware of either fact.

    December 31, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |