By now, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about Rick Perry’s latest ad called “Strong”. In the ad, Perry accuses President Obama of waging a “War on Religion”.
If you haven’t seen it, here it is:
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.
As President, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage.
Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.
I’m Rick Perry and I approve this message.
The video is, well, very unpopular. As of this morning, it has 3,097 “likes” on the YouTube page but an astonishing 131,935 “dislikes”.
I know people are really negative on Perry, as am I. But, in his defense, I believe that Rick Perry believes every single word he says. Unlike Romney and Gingrich who seem to change their viewpoint depending upon the audience they are speaking to, Perry is pretty solid. He’s an unabashed homophobe. He disdains intellectuals and intellectual pursuits (like education.) He is against pretty much everything that President Obama and liberals are for. And he’s unashamed of all of his positions.
The good news for America is that he represents such a tiny fraction of our country that he will never be elected president. Unless, maybe, the South actually does secede.