Rick Santorum paid tribute to President Ronald Reagan by delivering a major foreign policy address in Reagan’s home state of California on March 29. The venue for the speech was the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, CA, which makes the jelly beans Reagan famously promoted during his presidency.
You can watch the speech in its entirety at ElectAd. The music you hear in the background at the beginning of the video is Game On, one of two theme songs used by the Santorum campaign, performed by FirstLoveBand. Another theme song is Remember Who We Are by Krista Branch.
Rick Santorum’s choice to speak at the factory helps to highlight his Made in America plan. Santorum seeks to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector of the economy by zeroing out the corporate income tax rate for manufacturers. Santorum notes that under the current tax code, American manufacturers are on an uneven playing field with manufacturers operating overseas and zeroing out the rate will encourage more investment in manufacturing here in America. This seems to stand in contrast to Mitt Romney’s background as a venture capitalist wherein Romney made money closing factories. Romney recently got into trouble for making a joke about his father closing a factory in Michigan.
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