New Perry Iowa Ad Touts Jobs Over Campaign Polish

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Trailing in a new Iowa poll, Republican Rick Perry says in a new ad running there that his jobs record is more important than the candidate’s on-camera polish.

The Texas governor is trying to convert criticism of his performances during recent debates into an asset by arguing that President Barack Obama — and implicitly his chief GOP rival Mitt Romney — are better speakers than leaders.

Perry says: “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.”

Perry had support from 7 percent of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers in a poll published Sunday by The Des Moines Register.

Perry, with an aggressive Iowa strategy, is expected back twice this week.

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One Comment

  1. helen says:

    True, he is a doer, a do over on the people of Texas

  2. NiteNurse says:

    I love how everyone in Texas bashes Governor Perry yet he is re-elected over and over by a landslide everytime. Personally I have never voted for him but it just goes to show how hypocritical many Texans are. Besides being governor at least in our state is like being queen of England you don’t really do any of the hard work and you basically only have to show up for disasters. He’s a pretty face and for many that’s all that matters.

  3. dough says:

    In America, $$$$$ wins elections, not votes.

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