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Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%

According to the newest polling date made available to us by Real Clear Politics, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is faring badly. Very badly. In fact, at 0.8%, Rick Santorum is polling slightly better than myself into the race for the Republican nomination, and I’m proud to say I have not spent a dime on my campaign.

So what does a hapless former state Senator with a major Google problem do when he sits currently in eleventh place and has yet to make it to the main debate stage?

Waste his money attacking the second-place candidate: Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

The Santorum campaign, or whatever is left of it, rolled out a new 60-second ad in Iowa on Monday that is set to air on local cable and digital platforms in the Hawkeye state. And what element of the Cruz campaign has Santorum chosen to attack?

The time that Cruz read Dr. SeussGreen Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor, of course. In 2013, Cruz read the children’s book as part of his Congressional record one September night, and Santorum’s new ad uses footage of the event for the new Iowa ad.

FairyTales from Santorum for President 2016 on Vimeo.

The ad opens with, “Ted Cruz is wonderful at reading children’s fairytales on the Senate floor,” taking square aim at the candidate who is most frequently viewed as the likeliest to dethrone the Trump Train from atop the GOP nomination race.

“Rick Santorum spent his time in the Senate a little differently,” the ad continues, drawing a link towards Santorum’s public service to the increased focus and dialogue on national security and the role of our military.

The ad notes that Santorum has been “a leader taking on radical Islam,” but does not clarify as to how.

Watch the above video via Vimeo.

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