Well, Rick Santorum announced that he is definitely in the hunt for the 2012 GOP nomination last week and he’s already released his first radio ad. He’s the first GOP hopeful to do so.

It has the tag line, “Rick Santorum, the courage to fight for America.”

I have to say, this is a good message. Calling the nation’s debt problem “immoral” is right on, in fact. Whether he can get any traction in this crowded field, though, is another matter.

I like Rick. Many see him as just “the anti-abortion candidate” as if he’s a one-note guy, but I had the opportunity to interview him earlier this year and he was good on a number of issues.

Santorum’s website can be seen at: www.ricksantorum.com