The Perry campaign has a new web ad out. No word on whether it will be used as a television ad, but we can get a sense of the campaign’s punches from this. Mitt Romney’s campaign says Perry is desperate. Given Perry’s polling lately, that could be an angle — though $15 million on hand will help him get back up in the polls. The precise ROmney response:
The question, though, is does it matter? With Cain and Romney both pounding Perry and Perry struggling for a solid debate performance, can Perry get traction back? My guess is he needs to do well in a debate to get people to really start paying attention again now. Otherwise, he’s going to have to increase his burn rate to change the message on the campaign trail.
“Rick Perry is a desperate candidate who will say and do anything to prop up his sinking campaign. In trying to deflect attention from his liberal in-state tuition policy for illegal immigrants, he has resorted to repeated dishonesty, distortions, and fabrications about Mitt Romney. After a mere eight weeks on the trail, Governor Perry is poised to dethrone his one-time boss Al Gore as the most prolific exaggerator and truth-fumbler in presidential campaign history.”