The fruit of Lucas Baiano's labors is here, in a 60-second clip for Rick Perry's last-chance South Carolina campaign. (Lucas is the twentysomething savant who made Tim Pawlenty into a Michael Bay hero in his 2011 ad campaign -- oh, how I miss it.)
How about the iPad2 playing a scene from Rocky, laid on top of Perry's now-sort-of-funny Time magazine cover?
Or the soldiers unfurling a flag, so that we might see its glory?
No, too generic. The video really picks up with the image of the small boy chasing fighter jets with his own wooden toy plane.
We go from the local to the largest image ever seen in a 2012 ad: Only earth, seen from space, can demonstrate how massive Rick Perry's jobs record is.
Any schmuck can travel to space. Perry would do it with a Gadsden flag.
And the Gadsden flag is cool, but nothing fades between frames like the Stars and Stripes.
Have you ever seen Obama smile towards God as the America flag flutters over him? I don't think so. And that's the problem.
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