GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry has reached into his campaign warchest to purchase $1 million worth of ads on conservative network Fox News.
The announcement comes just after Perry flubbed his own debate response when he couldn’t remember one of the three government departments he planned to cut if he became president. In case you were curious they are the departments of Commerce, Education and Energy.
The $1 million ad buy is a previously run spot that Perry aired in Iowa and New Hampshire on the Fox News network. In the ad Perry calls himself a “doer” rather than a “debater.”
In the ad Perry states:
“If you’re looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already have that, and he’s destroying our economy,” adding, “I’m a doer, not a talker.”
It’s still unclear if the ad will be run nationally or just in select markets.
The Hill points out:
If the Texas governor is only running it in the D.C. market it is likely targeted at swaying the Republican elite, who slammed his embarrassing gaffe in Wednesday’s debate.
Here’s the ad:
In the meantime Perry might want to rethink the importance of debates, President Obama has shown poise and professionalism in his past debates and many expert have argued that the President’s skills in that area have only improved since taking office.
Do you think Rick Perry needs to prove that he can debate in order to secure the GOP nomination for the upcoming Presidential election?