- Apr 12, 2008
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flounder said:Rick Perry Ripped In Mitt Romney Campaign Ad (VIDEO)
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(AP/The Huffington Post) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday America can only overcome its economic woes with a leader who "knows how to lead," on the same day he released a scathing web video calling into question rival Rick Perry's readiness to be president.
(See the video above)
The spot was reportedly pulled from the Internet following a complaint from CNN regarding the use of the network's clips in a political ad.
Romney's speech to the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce banquet in South Dakota was upbeat and patriotic, a sharp turn from the GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas Tuesday, when Perry and Romney tangled over policy, but also over integrity and honesty.
But the former Massachusetts governor closed his 20-minute talk with a theme now emerging in the increasingly bitter campaign against Perry, his top rival for the nomination.
"The great challenges we have we will overcome," Romney told the audience of about 2,000 at the Sioux Falls convention center, "if we have leaders that will tell the truth, and live with integrity, and who, by virtue of their life experience, know how to lead."
It was a far cry from the pointed accusations Romney and Perry traded during the Tuesday debate.
The squabbling began over the substance of economic development and immigration.
But the back-and-forth devolved into both men, at times, shouting over each other and glaring at each other. Perry, the governor of Texas, questioned Romney's integrity and Romney suggested Perry lacked the temperament to be civil.
Romney's new Web video knits together clips of Perry's recent debates, where he stumbles over his words and at times struggles to make his point. It includes commentary from pundits critiquing Perry, with the final frame including the words, "Rick Perry: Ready to Lead?"