Good Perry ad: “America is calling”

posted at 4:55 pm on January 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Well done, and almost certainly too late to do him any good. Although how much good would it have done him, really, if he’d started airing it a month ago? Offhand I can’t think of a single positive ad that’s changed the game for any candidate. The gamechanging moments in the campaign have all come at the debates or after an onslaught of negative ads. Which reminds me: If Romney ends up winning tonight and sweeps through New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida this month, here’s a fun fact out of Iowa that’ll haunt you forever.

Mitt Romney has long been considered the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but if he wins Iowa’s caucuses on Tuesday, it will be partly because of one extraordinary fact: Not one of his Republican rivals ran a negative TV ad against him in the state.

Sure, Romney was sometimes mentioned in the onslaught of attack ads that swept Iowa airwaves in the final days of the campaign. Ron Paul ran a television ad trashing Romney and Newt Gingrich as members of the status quo who won’t bring the leadership necessary to really change Washington. And Make Us Great Again, a super PAC backing Rick Perry’s candidacy, ran ads that took aim at Romney and Gingrich, questioning their conservative credentials.

But none of Romney’s 2012 rivals ran an ad solely taking on the former Massachusetts governor—a sign that they perhaps underestimated his rise in Iowa.

That will all change dramatically in New Hampshire, of course, but by then it might be too late to stop Mittmentum. Go look at this chart of how much each candidate spent in Iowa. Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t the rich guy who buried the state in advertising dollars. It was … Rick Perry. And somehow, unbelievably, neither he nor Ron Paul nor Gingrich ever got around to taking a shot at the one person in the field poised to wipe them all out before Super Tuesday. Says Byron York, “If voters are looking for the best alternative to Romney, they probably want to identify the candidate who can make the best case against Romney. Yet the potential anti-Romneys spent their time attacking each other. In the end, they didn’t help themselves and they let Romney off scot-free.” Try to find some comfort in this if/when a Romney victory tonight seals our fate: Unlike the rest of the field, Romney and his team at least could beat a bunch of five-year-olds in a strategic battle of wits.


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This is a great ad! Perry 2012!!

jrfromdallas on January 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

“What might have been.”

…IF ONLY perry could speak better than Daffy Duck and debate better than Elmer Fudd !

TeaPartyNation on January 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

It’s hard to support the other candidates when I have this sinking feeling that they really don’t deserve to win.

SlaveDog on January 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Very good ad. I still like Perry. Light a fire and let’s go.

darwin on January 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Wow. This ad is terrific; he should start airing it in SC and FL right now!! As someone in the next generation that he’s talking about, that’s exactly what I’ve been waiting and wanting to hear from one of these candidates!! http://nextgenerationvoters.com/ :)

NextGenerationVoters on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Obese whites in crappy sweatsuits and overalls I summon thee to rise up from thine subsidized cornfields, take thine government subsidized diabetes medications and sally forth to the nearest voting shack and scratch a line under mine name. It be not about me, it be about America and the Jesus that made thee!

tommyhawk on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Here’s to Perry shocking even you AP tonight.

It’s going to be quite a night if he does.

gophergirl on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

It’s hard to support the other candidates when I have this sinking feeling that they really don’t deserve to win.

SlaveDog on January 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

That’s a big reason I couldn’t support so many of these candidates. Too many of them seemed too fake for me. I think we really have two candidates running that deserve to win; the others…not so much.

NextGenerationVoters on January 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

My take: Perry is widely acceptable to the establishment and Tea Party. Large portions of both the establishment and TParty do not find Santorum acceptable, for various reasons.

anotherJoe on January 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Sorry, Rick. Wrong number. Go telemarket someone else with your scam.

Fletch54 on January 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

It’s a Great Ad…

Rick Perry’s campaign, in the past two hours, has started buying TV time in South Carolina, two sources confirm.

The size of the buy was not immediately clear, but the intent was. It’s a signal Perry is planning to stay in the race through the state’s primary later this month, and that he’ll treat Iowa as what one source called “the starting gun,” as opposed to the finish line.

While Gov. Nikki Haley is backing Mitt Romney, South Carolina is a state where Perry has had a fairly strong ground game. And given how low the expectations have been set for him, if he secures a close fourth-place finish, he may be able to spin it into a path forward for the rest of the month…”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/sources-perry-starts-buying-sc-television-time-109466.h

Perry is going to surprise folks in Iowa & is headed for a busy schedule Wed. – Fri. in SC

Gig Em’
Perry 2012

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Sheesh. I wish people would make up their minds. Are we supposed to follow Reagan’s lead and not speak ill of other Republicans or not? ‘Cause for months all we heard was “Don’t go negative, it will spook the independents and Reagan would never do that.” And now it’s all, “Too bad someone didn’t go on the attack sooner.”

Lily on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

People don’t like Perry because he did bad in the debates. He has done well as a governor. I look for someone who make a good President not a “master debater”. (Sorry I couldn’t resist)

Newt does well in the debates, but can he lead the nation? Not as well as Perry. I will vote for Perry but I am not 100% committed to him, I just want a conservative!

jeffn21 on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

America Is Calling
When America Is On Her Knees, He Will Bring Us To Our Feet.

This is good branding, it’s going to play well in South.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Geez, I love that guy. If only…

XWing5 on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

they let Romney off scot-free

Hardly. He’s taken plenty of fire in the debates.

Go RBNY on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

It really is disappointing that Perry had such poor debate performances. He could go far, and probably would be a great president, if only he had the chance. I don’t think Iowa is the be-all, end-all of shutting people down though. Perry could still have a good showing in South Carolina and some of the other primary states. Because he is better funded than, say…Santorum and Bachmann, I don’t think Iowa necessarily kills off his chances as it would for those two if they finish far down in the polls.

Othniel on January 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Holy Guacamole that was a good ad.

GO PERRY! (Or Newt).

El_Terrible on January 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Rick Perry’s showing so far has been the most disappointing thing for me in this campaign. While he doesn’t seem like the coldest beer in the Fridge, I believe that he has what it takes to be an outstanding president. If he is still in the race on Super Tuesday, I will vote for him.
And I will support the eventual nominee with all that I have. This election is that important.

dhugh on January 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Unfortunately for Perry, I think America is calling him to say “goodbye”.

whatcat on January 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

The ad should’ve said:

“Don’t let Michelle Obamuh be proud of her country, for the only the second time.”

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

“That will all change dramatically in New Hampshire, of course, but by then it might be too late to stop Mittmentum.”

Allah…

… Why not wait and see?

Seven Percent Solution on January 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Although how much good would it have done him, really, if he’d started airing it a month ago?posted at 4:55 pm on January 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

The first part of the voice over is from his rally last night..The rest are from his stumps over the last 1/2 of the Iowa Bus Tour

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I think he will surprise us tonight Allah. Dont start crying in your drink yet.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Re-do it for NH, SC,& FL and start running it now.

D-fusit on January 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

If only liberal hem-wringing blog pundits wouldn’t declare a campaign over before the very first primary has even occurred.

rayra on January 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I think he will surprise us tonight Allah. Dont start crying in your drink yet.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Think he could finish in 3rd?

NextGenerationVoters on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Obese whites in crappy sweatsuits and overalls I summon thee to rise up from thine subsidized cornfields, take thine government subsidized diabetes medications and sally forth to the nearest voting shack and scratch a line under mine name. It be not about me, it be about America and the Jesus that made thee!

tommyhawk on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Iowahawk’s gonna kick your butt for trying to steal his schtick and doing it so poorly.

rayra on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Sheesh. I wish people would make up their minds. Are we supposed to follow Reagan’s lead and not speak ill of other Republicans or not? ‘Cause for months all we heard was “Don’t go negative, it will spook the independents and Reagan would never do that.” And now it’s all, “Too bad someone didn’t go on the attack sooner.”

Lily on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Exactly Newt is being both criticized for not attacking Romney sooner, and now for going on the attack. It’s not like Romney gave him any choice. Although Romney has been quick to point out, he can’t coordinate with his Super PAC. That’s true, but I doubt he’s got a problem with the attack ads ran against Newt in Iowa. Newt’s criticism that Romney is buying the Presidency, isn’t that far fetched, when you look at the unprecedented amount of money spent on attack ads against Newt in Iowa by Romney’s Super PAC.

It would behoove them all to play by their own rules, and not the Reagan era, because it looks like those days are long gone.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Here’s to Perry shocking even you AP tonight.

It’s going to be quite a night if he does.

gophergirl on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Second That!

Perry has volunteers from Iowa going into SC after Iowa.

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Mitt Romney is the best choice, by far!

This is a good ad for Rick Perry, but Rick Perry is an incompetent doofus who can barely speak coherently. He makes GW Bush and Sarah Palin look like rocket scientists.

Perry needs to quit wasting people’s time and money with his joke campaign.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Why waste money on Romney? He will get around 25% tonight, same as he did 4 years ago with lots of negative ads run against him. A quarter of the GOP primary electorate are left-leaning RINOs, and unless Huntsman suddenly surges, that percentage will go to Romney no matter what.

75%+ of GOP primary voters don’t like Romney and plan to vote for someone else. The real tragedy is that these 75% seem intent on dividing their vote to the extent that someone like “Mr. 25%” Romney can slip through and win the nomination.

Norwegian on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

America has been on her knees for a long time. Thanks, in part, to a bunch of Republican political pigs in perpetuity who like to rub hands with their “good friends across the aisle.”

Obamuh is just knocking America to the ground and putting his jack-boot on our necks.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Hardly. He’s taken plenty of fire in the debates.

Go RBNY on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Has he? Bachmann took a few shots at him(coupled with shots at Newt however). Santorum went after him at one debate. Perry’s obviously tried attacking him, but usually to no avail thanks to his p-sspoor debate skills. Newt only really went after him when Mittens attacked him over supporting the individual mandate.

Otherwise Romney’s been allowed to stand there centerstage, spout his tired talking points, and emerge unscathed from every debate. When bloggers and journalists have to attack him over a hypothetical $10,000 bet in order to knock him down a few pegs, you know he ain’t taking any real hits from his opponents at these things.

Doughboy on January 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Think he could finish in 3rd?

NextGenerationVoters on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I hear he has great ground game today. Family pics and branstead said he would probably;y surprise.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Think he could finish in 3rd?

NextGenerationVoters on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Volunteers at the phonebank report being told by Iowans that other candidates rely on Robocalls & nobody besides Perry Volunteers are knocking on doors.

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

That was a great message.

momoftxmomof3 on January 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Re-do it for NH, SC,& FL and start running it now.

D-fusit on January 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I think the branding should have started sooner he has to separate himself by the other candidates as long as the field doesn’t get winnowed down, he needs a strong brand to stand out among the others.

It shouldn’t be that difficult to have a stronger flavor/brand than Romney vanilla.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Only clown pundits talk about Romney momentum (AP: “Mittmentum”) at this point, even if in the conditional.

Czar of Defenestration on January 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

from the other candidates

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

People don’t like Perry because he did bad in the debates. He has done well as a governor. I look for someone who make a good President not a “master debater”. (Sorry I couldn’t resist)

Almost no one wants Perry because Perry supports ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY, opposes a border security fence and because he is an incompetent empty suit doofus who would be a walking joke as president.

Taking a look around the comments here, it seems that Perry doesn’t attract the sharpest of supporters.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I really really like this ad. I think is the best of all ohers Perry had.

nancysabet on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

He can’t debate.

Next.

Jimmy In Jersey on January 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

It’s annoying the way this post was supposed to be about a “good Perry ad”, and then ended up being nothing but a post pushing for Romney.

Which reminds me: If Romney ends up winning tonight and sweeps through…

Mitt Romney has long been considered the frontrunner…

…it might be too late to stop Mittmentum.

…a Romney victory tonight seals our fate: Unlike the rest of the field, Romney and his team at least could beat a bunch of five-year-olds in a strategic battle of wits.

imasoulman on January 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

“…that’s what I’m talking about”. What is that”? A whispering, preaching, pulpit thing?

Quitting on NH and going full southern evangelical to save his campaign in SC. I don’t think this ad works in NH or FL or NV, but probably SC, where he is all-in.

swamp_yankee on January 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I’ll be liveblogging tonight.

gdossetto on January 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I’ll bow out on this one. I support Perry, but, well, I didn’t think it was very good. But that’s just me.

Dusty on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM

i think perry’s ad lasts 53 seconds, the same amount of time……

just.can’t.get.ronpauls.fivefingers.out.of.my mind.

renalin on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Good ad
Go Perry/Gingrich. Or
Gingrich/Perry

evergreenland on January 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Go Gov. Perry! Compare what you did with a Bush economy vs what Obama did. Show Mitt and Newt that making government step back works economically better than some grandiose government sponsored “solution”.

cartooner on January 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Mitt Romney is the best choice, by far!

This is a good ad for Rick Perry, but Rick Perry is an incompetent doofus who can barely speak coherently. He makes GW Bush and Sarah Palin look like rocket scientists.

Perry needs to quit wasting people’s time and money with his joke campaign.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Spoken like a dedicated member of the 25% RINO Legion.

Perry is already improving in the debates…Romney can’t improve his record.

Romney Runs Away from his Governing Record…Rick Perry’s Governing Record Inspires People because He can Deliver & The Texas Economy Proves That!

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Awesome ad. I will take a miracle with no reservations, but my main hope right now is Santorum and Uncle Crackers can bump Mittens down.

Southernblogger on January 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Here’s to Perry shocking even you AP tonight.
It’s going to be quite a night if he does.
gophergirl on January 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Second That!
Perry has volunteers from Iowa going into SC after Iowa.
workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Well have to wait and see since there is some fluidity in the caucus voting. This ad was good, but it may be too little-too late in a mountain of messaging. If Perry doesn’t make win, place or show (with Paul excluded) tonight it’s just not gonna be pretty for him from here on out.

whatcat on January 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Go Gov. Perry! Compare what you did with a Bush economy vs what Obama did. Show Mitt and Newt that making government step back works economically better than some grandiose government sponsored “solution”.

cartooner on January 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

That’s how he will win it…this is a marathon & Perry is in it to win it.

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Go Perry, Go Perry :)

will have to miss the caucus votes tonight….but will definitely be checking the open thread tonight, so don’t let me know HA crew :)

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Oh man, the wait is so tough. It won’t be for hours until I’ll be able to gloat. Oh, maybe one little one now, just to take the edge off:

gloat

MJBrutus on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

75%+ of GOP primary voters don’t like Romney and plan to vote for someone else. The real tragedy is that these 75% seem intent on dividing their vote to the extent that someone like “Mr. 25%” Romney can slip through and win the nomination.

Norwegian on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

You and the other know-nothing Perry supporters have your facts WRONG.

Let’s take a look at Iowa, according to the latest Des Moines Register Poll:

Likely GOP caucusgoers still believe Romney is most electable, the new poll shows. He also wins the “best able to bring about real change” category. And 78 percent would be very enthusiastic or OK with the choice if he were the nominee, the highest enthusiasm of the three candidates tested.
Poll respondent Michele Pratt, 55, of Cedar Rapids, thinks that Romney projects competence and confidence and that he should appeal to political independents. She supported him four years ago, and doesn’t hesitate to do it again.

“He’s everything we want in a president right now,” said Pratt, who sells dietary supplements.

Sorry, Romney haters! Your stupidity is embarrassing to witness. The truth is that voters are choosing Mitt Romney, who is the BEST CHOICE BY FAR, to defeat Obama.

GO ROMNEY!

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

know=now…

*grumble*

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Chill bump worthy!

But then I am a Perry fan.

I love America!

jazzuscounty on January 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

preview, preview, preview…

:(

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

It is a great ad. Unfortunately anyone who knows Perry is wondering how many days of takes it took for him to get it right.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Is that true? Dang! That’s gonna leave a mark.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I’ll bow out on this one. I support Perry, but, well, I didn’t think it was very good. But that’s just me.
Dusty on January 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM

No, this is a good ad. You can certainly argue it comes at the wrong time – at the end of Iowa instead of a campaign theme from the getgo, but this is a very good ad.

whatcat on January 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Remember, McCain came in 3rd in Iowa in 2008.

DarrelsJoy on January 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

coulda, shoulda, woulda

maverick muse on January 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM

There was a pivotal point where Perry was about to resume the upward chug, but instead vanished south.

I was listening to a debate and I heard Perry say “Right off the bat, there are 3 depts of the fed. gov that I will eliminate…” I, like most, had been for, and then was against Perry. But at that very moment I was thinking ‘Perry sure is sounding good,’ even I might switch back. But instead the famous miscue. Perry could have said ’2 out 3 ain’t bad,’ or ‘spin the wheel, whatever it lands on, we’ll just get rid of that dept, too.’

Dept of Energy, Education, and ??

I vote Dept of Interior, that introduced to Idaho pony-sized non-native (Canadian) wolves, and hikers pay the price. We need to get rid of these garbage depts. Return to Perry.

anotherJoe on January 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You know you might be able to win some people over if you weren’t such a flaming asshole.
Just sayin’……..

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Maybe he can produce ads for the nominee.

docflash on January 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Wow, that was a great ad. But you’re right Allah, its too late for it to do any good in Iowa. SC on the other hand…

Lawdawg86 on January 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM

America Is Calling
When America Is On Her Knees, He Will Bring Us To Our Feet.

This is good branding, it’s going to play well in South.

Dr Evil on January 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

That ad gave me the chills.
Wow.
Go Perry!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

That was a good ad. I wonder how much it cost? More than debate prep probably.

txmomof6 on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

You are the type of supporter who chases people away from your candidate.
Because you are an asshole, not because your candidate of choice is.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Allahpundit should move to Texas and get his dream come true of being governed by Perry.

cd98 on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

75%+ of GOP primary voters don’t like Romney and plan to vote for someone else. The real tragedy is that these 75% seem intent on dividing their vote to the extent that someone like “Mr. 25%” Romney can slip through and win the nomination.

Norwegian on January 3, 2012 at 5:15 PM

What do you say about the fact that no other candidate has the support that Romney does? Gingrich is at 15%. Paul at 22%. Perry at 12%. Santorum at 17%. The balance of the voters prefer someone else in each of those cases.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Why wont my posts post?

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Taking a look around the comments here, it seems that Perry doesn’t attract the sharpest of supporters.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Translation: If you don’t like Romney, you’re all stupid and I’m the brightest bulb in the room. Can you do an Obama projection too BG?

Rovin on January 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Real funny.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Chill bump worthy!

jazzuscounty on January 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

The music reminds me of the opening to the movie Hoosiers which I love. It gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. Makes me long for those days.

TxAnn56 on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The balance of the voters prefer someone else in each of those cases.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Except every other candidate surged other than romney. Romney’s fear is facing only one candidate.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

blugill you are the type of supporter who drives people AWAY from your candidate.
Because you are an ass.hole.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Did the same person who did Perry’s “Proven Leadership” ad also do this one? I like the super dramatic style. It’s too bad that the creative team behind this ad is being WASTED on a doofus like Rick Perry who supports ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY. Rick Perry = Joke.

The eventual nominee should hire this person responsible for this ad. As for the hapless rodeo clown Perry… well, Perry should go back to TX and prepare to support the party nominee’s efforts to defeat Obama.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Allahpundit should move to Texas and get his dream come true of being governed by Perry.

cd98 on January 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

The cost of living here is waaaay lower than NYC.
He’d be totally welcome.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Rovin on January 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

our new crr6 or growfins?

cmsinaz on January 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I sent Perry a C note.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

It really is disappointing that Perry had such poor debate performances. He could go far, and probably would be a great president, if only he had the chance. I don’t think Iowa is the be-all, end-all of shutting people down though. Perry could still have a good showing in South Carolina and some of the other primary states. Because he is better funded than, say…Santorum and Bachmann, I don’t think Iowa necessarily kills off his chances as it would for those two if they finish far down in the polls.

Othniel on January 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Guess you missed the last few debates because since the Thanksgiving Iowa Debate Perry has been winning or close to winning each debate… sometimes it pays to actually watch the debates instead of parroting the MSM talking points.

Rapunzel on January 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

blugill you are the type of supporter who drives people AWAY from your candidate.
Because you are an ass.hole.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Sorry you can’t handle the facts. I want to Obama to be defeated, and I’m not interested in pretending like a moronic doofus like Rick Perry has a chance. Now, I’m done responding to your obscene comments.

I know that Perry doesn’t attract a whole lot of supporters, but those people he does attract appear to be nasty and ignorant.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Almost no one 75% wants PerryRomney because Perry supports ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTYRomney and his lame supporters lie,Romney opposes wants to build a border security fence in the middle of a 1200 mile river and because Romney is an incompetent empty suit daddy’s boy who runs away from his failed record as governor was a doofus laydown for Teddy Kennedy & gave us the blueprint for Obamacare who would be a walking joke as president and fix Robamneycare while he drives America off the cliff.

Taking a look around the comments here, it seems that Perry Mitt Obamalite doesn’t attract the sharpest or honest of supporters…Whiners like me!

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

fify

Why should Americans settle for a guy who on a single election in 17 years & ran a state that was #47 in job creation during a good economy when they can choose Perry a Conservative who delivers and runs a state that is #1 in job creation & leads in exports for the last 9 years.

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Mitt Romney is the best choice, by far!

Mittens may the win, but the best choice? The only way it could get worst would be if Ron Paul won.

This is a good ad for Rick Perry, but Rick Perry is an incompetent doofus who can barely speak coherently.

“Doofus”, really? Got a 3rd grader helping you?

He makes GW Bush and Sarah Palin look like rocket scientists.

No, he’s not a rocket scientist, but he was a fighter pilot.

Perry needs to quit wasting people’s time and money with his joke campaign.

The only joke here is the Mittens trying pass himself off as a conservative.

Texican Ben on January 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Otherwise Romney’s been allowed to stand there centerstage, spout his tired talking points, and emerge unscathed from every debate. When bloggers and journalists have to attack him over a hypothetical $10,000 bet in order to knock him down a few pegs, you know he ain’t taking any real hits from his opponents at these things.

Doughboy on January 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

It seems clear that every time an opponent attacked Romney, he got the better of them. This kerfuffle with Gingrich is a perfect example. Romney has been stomping him for two weeks and when Gingrich angrily calls him a liar, Romney says…..”Why is Newt so angry?”. Romney wins that, Gingrich loses, the rest of the field is too scared to come after him.

I don’t agree that Romney was “allowed” to stand there unscathed. Romney is unmatched at parrying a thrust and countering with a devastating strike. They are scared of him.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Except every other candidate surged other than romney. Romney’s fear is facing only one candidate.

Flapjackmaka on January 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Surged and crashed, never to rebound to challenge again. Which leaves Romney with the steadiest solid support of any candidate. Except Paul.

csdeven on January 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I sent Perry a C note.

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Righteous!

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Almost no one wants Perry because Perry supports ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY, opposes a border security fence and because he is an incompetent empty suit doofus who would be a walking joke as president.

Taking a look around the comments here, it seems that Perry doesn’t attract the sharpest of supporters.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

To quote Newt Gingrich — that is a lie. Perry does NOT support illegal allien amnesty. Never has. He has spent four hundred million of Texas taxpayers money to try and control the border because the federal government has not done it’s job. Under Perry the state has implemented no drivers license for illegals and voter ID at the polls. He has said he is absolutely against the DREAM ACT…… and clearly you know nothing about the USA/Mexican border as your statements on the fence are ignorant and uninformed.

Rapunzel on January 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Allah, per usual, you come off sounding like a smart aleck….

“Unlike the rest of the field, Romney and his team at least could beat a bunch of five-year-olds in a strategic battle of wits.”

It’s this sort of snide commentary that is more of a turnoff than Perry’s gaffes……he has been a good steward of his constiuents tax dollars. That doesn’t warrant the type of invective you produce here. Makes you look rather small, when I’m sure you feel just the opposite.

tomshup on January 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

We here in Texas have seen his adds.

Trouble is we see the wide open border he could have controled, as we Texans want it secure and we would have supported him.

He turned his back on us after his adds like this got him elected.

Rick is just what he appears to be, all talk and no cowboy.

Little hat, drug store cowboy, big on bull shit.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM

[whatcat on January 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM]

Like I said, maybe it’s just me. He asked that people look in the mirror and see what they want to see. It worked for Obama, so maybe you’re right that it is a good ad.

There’s more but I’ll leave it at that. As I said, I’m a Perry supporter.

Dusty on January 3, 2012 at 5:46 PM

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Oh boo hoo did I hurt your widdle fweewings?

Moronic doofus? Project much?
Texas:
http://factcheck.org/2011/08/texas-size-recovery/

ArmyAunt on January 3, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Gave me chills. Wonderful video.
Then, I remember it’s Rick Perry. He believes in the values that he invokes. But, he believes it for our children and MEXICO’s children.
Then, I remember the three things that won’t allow me to vote for Rick Perry. 1. I am not heartless. I believe in the rule of law and that OUR children come first. 2. I want a candidate that can cream obama’s corn in a debate. 3. And, I forgot the last reason.
I hope TheRightMan’s handlers hid all he knives, pills, and meat cleavers. It’s going to be very painful. Same for Capitalist Piglet and her Perry jammies and Aslan’s Girl. All hat, no cattle.

HornetSting on January 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

The only joke here is the Mittens trying pass himself off as a conservative.

Texican Ben on January 3, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Interesting that Romney runs away from his Governing Record…And isn’t very upfront on his Bain Capital Record during this recession either like his tax returns.

Solamere will blowup in his face

workingclass artist on January 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Translation: If you don’t like Romney, you’re all stupid and I’m the brightest bulb in the room. Can you do an Obama projection too BG?

Rovin on January 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Actually, I have found Perry supporters to be the worst of the worst. We’re talking Palinista-level embarrassing. Santorum, Bachmann and even Paul supporters all seem fine. I actually think it’s great that the Ron Paul people are as enthusiastic as they are. Anyway, there must be something about Perry that attracted the mouth-breathers.

I worry about anyone who would consider voting for the “special needs” clown Rick Perry.

bluegill on January 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

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