Governor Rick Perry is turning up the heat on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's record as one of Washington's biggest spending Republicans. Fiscal and economic issues is, after all, Rick Perry's strong suit heading into this primary election, which should prove to be a tough and bloody one. I'm supporting Rick Perry, but will obviously vote for Kay Baby in the general election should she win the primary. The following ads sure do hurt, though. Don't they, Kay?
Frankly, Kay Bailey Hutchison has really picked a bad time to challenge Rick Perry for governor. While she isn't getting any younger, the good Senator isn't too old to wait four more years to run when there will be an open primary with no incumbent, one she could almost certainly win hands down. But the fact of the matter is that the battle between these two Texas political heavyweights will come down to the one thing that is on everyone's mind right now: the economy. And on tht issue Kay Bailey Hutchison cannot compete with Governor Perry. Period. He's a fiscal hawk and a committed conservative on economic matters. Kay Bailey's record will kill her chances at the govenor's mansion if Rick Perry continues to hammer her with ads like these. The last thing Senator Hutchison needs is to be portrayed as "one of them," but Rick Perry does that quite effectively in these ads.