Rick Perry has large shoes to fill. Tasked with replacing Herman “Big Daddy” Cain as the face of the Republican Party, the Texas governor comes out firing on all cylinders with “Strong,” a 30-second TV spot that sees him lamenting over the tragic state of America: “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.” He goes on to promise an end to Obama’s “war on religion.” It shouldn’t surprise anybody that, since it got uploaded onto Youtube only a few days ago, the video’s receiving the most “dislike” of all time, overthrowing records of viral hate held by Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and previously most hated, Rebecca “Friday” Black.
So. Rick Perry is from Texas, as Christian as he is homophobic, and paranoid of liberal attacks on conservative American values. The GOP wasn’t exactly thinking outside the box with this one, but we’ll take him. Picking up and carrying the torch passed from Cain won’t be an easy task, but Perry looks ready to do just that.