Rick Perry's campaign has pivoted to make a play for Iowa's socially conservative voters in the closing weeks of the primary campaign.Read the rest here.
Perry's campaign, in the midst of a $1 million ad buy in the Hawkeye State, has highlighted the Texas governor's evangelical Christian faith in its two most recent ads.
"[Y]ou don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know 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," Perry said in his new ad, "Strong," released Wednesday. "As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage."
In his previous ad, "Faith," he said: "Now some liberals say that faith is a sign of weakness. Well, they're wrong."
The spots appear to be part of an emergent strategy by Perry's campaign to focus on bread-and-butter social conservatism in a last-ditch effort to revive his campaign before Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses, where social issues loom large.