Rick Perry Attack Ad Calls Romney And Obama ‘Carbon Copies’ On Environment

Rick Perry slammed Mitt Romney‘s pro-environmental record in a new web ad calling the former Massachusetts governor and President Obama “Carbon Copies” when it came to regulating cap and trade. The video released online highlights a Wall Street Journal article that said Romney hired one of the state’s most prominent environmentalists and his state was the first to set carbon dioxide emission caps on power plants. A chyron pops up that reads “Romney implemented job killing carbon caps”, behind an ominous music track.

The centerpiece of the ad is audio of Romney saying in his commitment to fighting dirty coal plants, “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people.” The ad then asks “Sound Familiar?” and features Obama’s much-maligned quote saying “under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

The gloves are coming off for Perry who is struggling to regain momentum in the race and this video spotlights his new attack line against Romney: that he’s too pro-environment to be the Republican nominee.

Watch Perry’s web attack ad below:

(h/t Politico)

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