Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will become the first candidate in the Republican presidential race to run an ad, beginning Monday with a 60-second radio spot that talks about the immorality of the government's massive debt and stresses his "courage to lead."
Santorum's campaign has bought time on satellite radio to broadcast the piece nationwide, and will add placements on radio stations in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Campaign officials would not discuss the cost of the ad buy.
In the spot, Santorum speaks over a a music track about the immorality of saddling future generations with federal debt, saying it is wrong to "charge the next generation for the excesses of today." He goes on: "Someone has to have the courage to go out and tell the american public we can't afford the government we have right now."
Here is a link to Santorum's advertisement.
In other Santorum developments, he appeared on the Rush Limbaugh Show Wednesday, part of an intense blitz of media appearances, and disagreed with Mitt Romney on climate change. Santorum said it's "patently absurd" to believe that mankind's actions are causing temperatures to rise or fall, considering natural factors.