I imagine Tim Pawlenty is kicking himself for dropping out as early as he did. While he may have the inside track to be Romney’s running mate, he had a decent chance at the whole enchilada. Tim may have been mild and forgettable, his ads were not.
I would totally buy whatever was being sold in that ad. When Pawlenty dropped out, that producer started working for Rick Perry. It sure seemed to work. Of all the Perry ads so far, this one is my favorite. It really took it to Obama.
So, what do you do when you have the most cinematic ads on TV? If you’re Rick Perry, you screw up and make the second most hated video on YouTube. I heard this was not a unanimous decision in the Perry campaign.
Perry may be on the rise, yet. He performed well in the last debate, landed the most serious blow to Mitt Romney and managed not to do anything glaringly stupid. Plus, he was the only one to actually say something positive about another candidate when asked. The campaign was able to get about 2 minutes of it into another ad making him look like he left everyone in the dust.
At least they look presidential for a couple of minutes.