Perry’s new Iowa ad
It’s good. Much better than the previous one which was talking about energy, in a state where there is almost no production. This one is very simple, just Perry filling the screen, in a blue or purple shirt, open at the collar. He starts by lowering expectations: “If you’re looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that, and he’s destroying our economy. I’m a doer, not a talker. In Texas, we created 40% of the new jobs in the entire country since June 2009. We cut a record $15 billion from our state budget. Now they say we can’t do this in Washington. Well, they’re wrong, and they need to go.” (emphasis is Perry’s). This is the stage of the campaign that is Perry’s strength: the ad wars. Perry looks very good on TV and delivers his lines flawlessly. He is a different candidate on video than he is on the stump, much more comfortable and contained.