Recommended

Friday, December 02, 2011
Rick Perry Ad Focuses on Faith to Lure Voters From Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Rick Perry Ad Focuses on Faith to Lure Voters From Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently released a 30-second advertisement in Iowa on faith.

Iowa is significant, according to the Boston Herald, because voters have struggled with the fact that he is a Mormon. The advertisement attacking Mitt Romney’s Mormonism is a way for Gov. Perry’s campaign to gain favor in the state for the 2012 primaries.

In the advertisement, Gov. Perry does not mention Romney by name, but a press release issued said the advertisement focuses on the governor's Christianity.

 “When you run for president, you get a bunch of questions about your faith. People want to know what drives you--how you make decisions,” narrated Gov. Perry in the video. “Now some liberals say that faith is a sign of weakness. Well, they're wrong.”

“I think we all need God's help. America's greatest leaders have been people of strong faith, of strong values. That makes for a strong America,” Gov. Perry added.

“I'm Rick Perry. I'm not ashamed to talk about my faith. And I approve of this message,” Gov. Perry continued.

Gov. Perry is running on a similar premise as Mike Huckabee in the 2008 primaries against Mitt Romney. Romney does not make religion a focus of his campaign and, according to the Boston Herald; he made a speech telling voters to look beyond it.

During a televised December 2007 speech, Romney said: “When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God. If I am fortunate to become your president, I will serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause, and no one interest. A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States.”

Romney lost against Mike Huckabee in 2008.

Sponsored

Most Popular

More Articles