Two sisters Camille and Haley Harris of Tulsa, Oklahoma recorded a song for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum after they met him at a campaign. The video has become a YouTube hit with more than one million views as of Sunday.
The young girls call their country-folk Christian band the "First Love Band," and according to their YouTube page: “We wrote it Sunday night, March 4 until three in the morning and woke up on March 5 to finish it. We believe in Santorum’s character and his ability to boldly lead this country in the right direction. It was 100% our idea to write this for them — he deserves it.”
According to Fox News, the song "Game On" features lead vocals from the sisters Camille and Haley, and backup from the entire Harris family of 10. The video was shot outside Jubilee Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the parents of the girls are pastors.
Mashable reports soon after the girls uploaded the video to YouTube, it was posted on Santorum Campaign Facebook page where it earned 1,400 "likes" and 400 "shares." Mashable reports Santorum's campaign also tweeted a link to the video to its more than 170,000 Twitter followers.
The Harris sisters are now celebrities among Santorum supporters and the girls have appeared and performed at several of Santorum's campaign events.
In the song, the girls urge voters: "Game on, join the fight. We've finally got a man who will stand for what is right. We've got a man who understands that God gave the bill of rights."
Christian Post claims that many voters who were not planning to vote for Santorum have had their hearts won over by the song. The website quotes Thomas Giacomelli writing on the band's Facebook wall: "Even though Rick Santorum is not my first choice for President, your song displayed real talent and class that is rare in political songs. If Mr. Santorum receives the nomination, I will vote for him in November and will follow your success here on Facebook."
Santorum, according Christian Post, wrote on the band's Facebook wall: "Wow! I love this #GameOn song and video! Thank you Harris Family from Oklahoma."
RickSantorum.com also posted a "Thank You" message from Santorum to the girls. The message read:
"I'm about to kick off a big day of campaigning in Alabama, but didn't want to let any more time go by without thanking sisters Camille and Haley Harris, and their parents David & Cherri, for all of their hard work in writing, singing and producing their song 'Game On.' What a great anthem for our campaign -- I haven't been able to get the song out of my head! I feel so blessed to have such ardent supporters of our vision for America's future, and am grateful to the entire Harris family for their continued faith in our campaign."
Christian Post reports the father of the girls David Harris, a pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is also a member of the band. He said the first time he heard the tune, he cried: "Oh no, this is it guys, I just know its going to go viral. From the very first note that came out of their mouths...The music that we have, we believe came from God. Especially this song."
But not everybody is excited at the contribution of the Harris girls to Santorum campaign. According to Christian Post, an evidently peeved viewer, Pexton, on YouTube wrote: "Do me a favour girls. Next time you cross the street, don't bother looking."
Santorum campaign has adopted the tune as its official campaign song.