Coming Soon: Rick Perry, The Movie


Rick Perry's epic new campaign ad appears to have been shot by Michael Bay and edited by Tony Scott in Domino-esque fit of ADHD frenzy. 

As Slate's Dave Weigel reports, the ad was created by Lucas Baiano, who formerly produced similarly bombastic commercials for Tim Pawlenty. 

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  1. Holy shit, Rick Perry blew up the rogue comet before it could hit earth! He’s got my vote.

    1. Good morning FoE, and reason too.

  2. I actually liked the commercial. It did seem like a movie trailer. I’m still not voting for him.

  3. My auto-ad for this was for the “Rage” videogame.


    Also, when I saw the TV ad for it this weekend, I thought right up until the end that it was for Borderlands 2, but that for some reason they had totally revamped the look of the game.

    1. I thought the same thing.

  4. I enjoyed first half of this only. Then I had to stop it for fear of vomiting.

    1. I don’t think it’s fair to use only images of Detroit as the sole representation of Obama’s America.

      1. I agree. The shots of Detroit should be intercut with images from Obama’s many fetes at the White House, perhaps Michelle enjoying the Costa del Sol, and, of course, Obama golfing.

        Edwards was right. There are two Americas.

    2. I kept watching and threw up in my mouth a little.

  5. They said a lot about needing a New President but I’m not sure they actually *said* it should be Perry.

  6. Wow, Ben Affleck does a really good Rick Perry!

    1. Watch No Country for Old Men”

      1. I hate it when I forget to close HTML tags!


  7. “doesn’t apologize for America” — I realize that Obama has been accused of this for a while, but after the last debate it seems like a jab at Ron Paul for his explanation of 9/11.

    1. Something about that whole “apologizing for America” bit. Wouldn’t Paul have to be going over and talking to our enemies for that to be the case. Having an internal discussion and trying to make your case for the causes doesn’t seem like apologizing. And Paul voted in favor of going into Afghanistan initially, so he’s not a 100% peacenik no matter what.

  8. ….beige bombastic commercials for Tim Pawlenty.


    Bombastic and Pawlenty….never ever used in the same sentence.

  9. Shorter Perry: His platitudes brought this country to ruin. MY platitudes will rescue it.

  10. Actually thought the commercial was pretty slick. Not gonna make me like Perry any better, but it is a well put together spot.

    Loved the first half, in fact it might be fun to take the first half and splice in other candidate’s ads into the second half of the ad.

  11. Now that I think about it, Rick Perry does sound like Nic Cage doing a generic southern accent.

  12. Doing retarded political commercials would be a much better use of Michael Bay’s time, and would be much more appropriate for his skill set. If only he could be “fucking the frame” of, say, Sarah Palin’s commercial. Or Hillary Clinton’s.

    1. It’s not bad. Needs more explosions. And a dumb girl with a nice body. People just eat that shit up.

  13. Holy fucking shit. That’s probably one of the best political ads I have ever seen.

    Fellow Reasonites, are there any among us with the skill to mesh up the second half with a Ron Paul montage? Because this sort of ad, for a political top job, is the shit.

  14. Needs more silhouette of roaring grizzly at the end.

  15. I liked it… at least it wasn’t boring. It would have been better if they cut to some of the Texas executions to really get the badass image going.

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