Rick Perry’s “Strong” Is Really Weak

I try to keep politics off this blog. The reason is primarily that politics are personal, but also they’re aggravating bullshit. But sometimes things come up that are too ridiculous not to write about. Enter Rick Perry and his campaign ad “Strong”:

Since being uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, “Strong” has been viewed nearly 5,000,000 times. It’s also on its way to being the most disliked video in YouTube history (if it isn’t already). As I’m writing this, it’s got 17,713 likes and 597,287 dislikes…an over 97% dislike rate. There’s countless parodies. And it’s not hard to see why. The whole thing is absurd (not to mention offensive). It’s as if Rick Perry decided to take every conservative hot-button issue, place them in his giant cowboy hat, and pick two randomly. “Alrighty here…gays openly serving in the military and evil Obama banning Christmas. Sounds good. Yeeee Haw!” Or maybe he got some great weed, smoked it, and made this commercial. I don’t know…this could be the kind of stuff that appeals to GOP voters. Though it looks like they’re staying away from him.

But then again, this is Rick Perry we’re talking about. A man who makes George W. Bush look like an intelligent, eloquent speaker. Bus tours are common with candidates. I have a feeling Rick Perry’s would be on a short one.


About joshw24
31 year old guy. Into sports, pop culture, advertising, and trivia among other things.

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