Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Rick Perry Iowa Ad Buy

Rick Perry began running a new television spot in Iowa today, a state where he should theoretically stand a chance of being competitive.

Instead, it's been hard for Perry to gain traction in Iowa, and he currently polls under 10% after a brief surge into the lead there in late August.

So does an ad harping on the jobs potential of fossil fuel development stand to shake things up for Mr. Perry in Iowa? For one thing, Perry's got the second highest "negatives" among Iowa voters (according to a PPP survey conducted earlier this month), and with energy not a major issue in Iowa, I don't see how Perry's message will be an adequate introduction to voters who much prefer their candidates to campaign heavily in the state.

But hey, I'm not spending the money!

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