Friday, December 9, 2011

Rick Perry 'Strong Ad' Nears Half-Million YouTube Dislikes

Republican primary presidential candidate Rick Perry's 'Strong' ad is quickly nearing a half-million dislikes on YouTube after only being released three days ago.  So far, the 781,000 views of the ad have generated 381,000 dislikes.

In the narrative below the video, Rick Perry says:

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion.

And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.

Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again."

Despite the YouTube dislikes, the ad strategy is obviously targeting social conservatives who have not been won over by neo-liberal Mitt Romney, adulterer Newt Gingrich, and libertarian leaning Ron Paul.

Mitt Romney is touting his long marriage and Mormon faith, rather than his not-so-socially-conservative political track record, to woo social conservatives.  So voters can look forward to more staged hand holding than a Cialis commercial between this married political couple in the weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses.

Meanwhile, Lutheran-raised-turned-Baptist Ron Paul's campaign continues to focus on policy issues rather than touting his personal life even though he has been married longer than any of the other candidates.

Remarkably, Ron Paul's most prominent campaign attack ad against Newt Gingrich titled 'Serial Hypocrisy' has had nearly as many views (751,000) as 'Strong', but only 529 dislikes