Political Theater

Texans for Rick Perry releases reel of vintage Perry campaign ads


Texans for Rick Perry has compiled a reel of the governor’s past campaign ads, including a couple from his 1990s runs for agriculture commissioner. “Sometimes your instincts tell you when a man is right for the job,” the narrator says in one commercial showing Perry in a variety of active poses, including saddling a horse with a lasso in hand. Another features his visit to a sausage factory and brands him “A Texas Natural.”

Watch them all here (via Ben Smith):

Who’s fueling the 2012 race?


Professional race car drivers wear their sponsors’ logos on their uniforms. What if presidential hopefuls did the same? Reuters Decoder takes a look at the candidates’ biggest corporate sponsors:

Karl Rove ridicules Cain, Perry on Fox News


Karl Rove appeared on Fox News this morning, where he outlined Herman Cain’s “misstatements” on a small dry erase board — among them, his comments on neoconservatives, abortion, and Afghan policy — and suggested he may not be “up to this task” of running for president.

Rove also criticized Rick Perry, who he said had “semi-aligned” himself with the “birther” movement in an interview with Parade magazine that was published over the weekend.

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