I’m in a hotel room in Des Moines, working on a writing project while local television drones on in my room. Though I’m not watching anything in particular, I am enjoying the Presidential campaign ads while I collect information, organize it into a longer book format, research, order room service, and try to pretend I don’t know where the workout room is.
Anyway, I could not believe an ad that just played by Rick Perry, which seems like a direct assault on Gov. Romney. I mean, it doesn’t have a floating cross in the background like the 2008 Huckabee ad, but still. Check out what he says:
“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. 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, strong values. That makes for a strong America. I’m Rick Perry, I’m not ashamed to talk about my faith, and I approve this message.”
Do you think I’m overreacting or do you think this ad is directly aimed at Gov. Romney?