Perry video brands Obama “President Zero”
“Rick Perry – Proven Leadership,” a new campaign video for the Texas governor and Republican frontrunner opens with the voice of President Barack Obama — and footage of dreary, gray scenes.
The focus is on gloomy economic news.
With unemployment over 9 percent and the economy near another recession, the state of the U.S. economy is expected to be crucial to Obama’s re-election prospects for 2012.
The video brands Obama “President Zero”… and fades to black.
The next segment fades in with “In 2012″ over quick shots of the flag and the legs of a horse galloping across water.
Over uplifting soundtrack and inspirational scenes, Perry makes his case for why he should be the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee.
“The United States of America really is the last great hope of mankind,” Perry says in the video. “It’s time to get America working again.”
As campaign spots go, it is well-produced.
Slate.com’s “The Slatest” blog calls it “a Hollywood-caliber” spot. “Rick Perry’s commercial is almost actually the single greatest cinematic achievement since, like, The Empire Strikes Back,” blogger Greg Howard writes. “The only thing missing is James Earl Jones.”
Photo Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer (Perry at news conference in New York)