Romney pulls ad slamming Perry’s debate skills

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 23:32 EDT
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Mitt Romney’s campaign released a new web video on Wednesday highlighting Rick Perry’s poor debate performance, only to pull the video offline later that day.

The ad showed clips of Perry getting tongue-tied, rambling and stumbling over his words during the recent Republican presidential debates. The clips of Perry were interspersed with pundits commenting on his poor performance, including Fox News’ Brit Hume saying, “Perry did really throw up all over himself in the debate.”

The ad ended with the text, “Rick Perry: Ready to lead?”

Romney and Perry, both considered frontrunners, have exchanged strong words at nearly every presidential debate this year. During the CNN debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, Perry accused Romney of being hypocritical for hiring undocumented workers.

“And Mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective because you hired illegals in your home and you knew about it for a year,” Perry said.

“And the idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you’re strong on immigration is on its face, the height of hypocrisy.”

Both candidates then tried to talk over each other. Eventually, Romney was able to speak.

“This is been a tough couple of debates for Rick and I understand that,” Romney shot back. “So you’re going to get testy… I suggest if you want to be president of the United States then you got to let both people speak. So, let me speak.”

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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