Want more proof that Rick Perry is the front-runner for the G.O.P. nomination?
Today Texas Congressman Ron Paul unveiled a new ad that whacks his home-state governor for supporting Al Gore in the 1988 presidential election, and contrasts that with Paul’s own early support of Ronald Reagan.
“After Reagan, Sen. Al Gore ran for president pledging to raise taxes and increase spending,” the ad says. “Rick Perry helped lead Al Gore’s campaign to undo the Reagan revolution.”
The ad, entitled, “Trust” also notes that Mr. Reagan, like Mr. Paul, was viewed as a long shot at one point as well.
The ad is slated to air in early-voting states New Hampshire and Iowa, and raises two questions: 1) Is there room for two Texans in the G.O.P. field? and 2). Is Al Gore such a G.O.P. bogeyman that support for his ill-fated president campaign two decades ago?
Take a look:
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