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Rick Perry Channels Herman Cain With New Straight-Talking Campaign Ad

2012 presidential candidate Rick Perry has released his own take on the straight-talking campaign ad popularised this month by Herman Cain’s smoking chief-of-staff Mark Block.

Perry’s ad, released today over Iowa broadcast and cable television, is decidedly more cheery than Cain’s, with the candidate looking straight at the camera, set against a solid white backdrop. The message of the ad is that Perry is a “doer, not a talker,” which is another apparent attempt by the campaign to play down Perry’s poor debate performances and lackluster public speaking skills.

The video’s sunny, positive messaging indicates that Perry’s new beefed-up campaign team is taking steps to rebrand itself to stop the Texas Governor’s freefall in Republican presidential polls. But while the ad is effective, it may be too little, too late to save Perry’s White House bid.

Watch the video below:

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