.

Romney vs. Perry: GOP Candidates Unload in Ad War

POSTED:

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have taken their war of words from this week's GOP debate to the YouTube masses with a pair of the harshest attack ads you're likely to see in a Republican primary.

Romney unloaded first yesterday with this video* attacking Perry for being a bit, well, slow on the drawl. The ad includes a pricelessly deadpan assessment of the Texas governor's debating prowess from Fox News' Brit Hume:

Today, the Perry campaign returned fire — with hollow-point bullets — targeting Mitt Romney's flip flops in an epic ad evoking a trailer for a new Michael Bay blockbuster.

 

Perry's plummeting poll numbers (he's currently in sixth place in Iowa with seven percent support) had raised questions as to whether the one-time frontrunner might go quietly to defeat, in the manner of 2008 flash-in-the-pan candidate Fred Thompson. 

But Perry has a formidable war chest and now seems determined to use it wound Romney, even if he can't defeat him.

This fratricidal GOP air war —  featuring the kind of attack ads that could be immediately repurposed by the Obama campaign in the general election — is surely being met with high fives in Chicago.

____

* The Romney ad has since been pulled, reportedly after CNN complained about the use of its footage. The copy above was preserved by a liberal group that tracks GOP communications.

Prev
RS Politics Daily Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

 
www.expandtheroom.com