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I'm Rick Perry and I approve this message (UPDATED)

December 8, 2011, 7:03 PM

What do you do when your Presidential campaign is floundering and your support has collapsed in the polls? I'm not sure. That's why political strategists are paid the big bucks. The video below is what someone advised Rick Perry to do.

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian," begins the Texas Governor's new 30-second ad that is now airing in Iowa and all over Youtube. Can you guess what's coming next?

Watch the video here:

According to one pundit, this ad "scrapes the bottom of the demagogue barrel." Tell us what you think in the comments below. 

UPDATE: If we're going there, as some commenters have, let's be clear about the Brokeback Mountain wardrobe connection right now. Here's Heath Ledger with the corduroy version of Rick Perry's coat:




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