Have you seen it yet? Rick Perry's "Strong" video? Here...take a look.
What amazed Becky and I was the like/dislike bar. Neither of us had seen one as red as that. And by the time I'd gotten around to viewing it on YouTube, comments had been disabled, probably due to the epic amount of arguing and trolling going on.
But we don't need no stinking comment section to troll such an advertisement. No...we have video responses! So many, in fact, that I couldn't pick just one favorite. Like this one with the alternative voice-over. Or an "original" video like this one. And for all the mensches out there, we have this one.
The internet has seemingly exploded over this one, incredibly stupid commercial. All you need to do is look up "Rick Perry Strong Parody" on YouTube, and you'll wind up with plenty to watch. Some are funny, like the ones I linked. Others are quite bad. And many, sadly, are just rude. The comments are an insane flame war, with people, even more sadly, trying to defend his message.
In my opinion, he sunk his very own battleship. For me, it started when he had the 30,000 strong prayer meeting before announcing he'd run. The price he charged to get into it was enough to start a campaign. He then dug one of the deepest holes imaginable when he revealed that he couldn't debate worth a damn. (Really..."Oops?") And now this commercial, where he basically says, "I'm a religious zealot who's also a bigot."
Mr. Perry, if you'd just join Mr. Cain over there on the sidelines, we'll allow you to answer a few questions before disappearing into obscurity.
My guess at this time is that it's going to be Newt Gingrich vs. Barack Obama come next November. Because Newt is a familiar face and he has the experience. All other contenders are unknown or buffoonish, and...
Y'know what? Screw it. I'm moving to Canada. =P
Be well, and DFTBA!