Rick Perry, the Good Old Days

With Rick Perry now in 4th place in GOP polls, I wanted to share this reminder of his glory days in Texas gubernatorial politics before it was too late. The attached radio ad comes from his 2006 reelection campaign against former congressman Chris Bell. Perry won 39%-30% (with two strong independent candidates, bizarrely including Kinky Friedman, garnering 30% of the vote between them.) Part of Perry’s theme: “this ain’t Taxachusetts!”

It’s a negative ad—it’s called MrWayTooLiberal after all—but it’s funny. On purpose, unlike the Perry campaign this time around.