ABC News

Perry Video Goes Viral

ABC News Blogs

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has gotten some attention that sent him viral. A YouTube video of his most animated speech of the campaign had posted more than 410,000 hits by this morning

Perry delivered a lively speech at the Cornerstone Action Dinner in Manchester, N.H., where he talked about the similarities in the states’ slogans and even poked a little fun at opponent Herman Cain.

“This is such a cool state. I mean come on. ‘Live free or die.’ You got to love that right?” Perry said Friday. “I come from a state you know where they have this little place called the Alamo and they declared, ‘Victory or death.’ We’re kind of into those slogans: ‘Live free or die.’ ‘Victory or death.’ Bring it.

“That plan I just shared with you doesn’t force the Granite State to expand your tax footprint if you know what I mean, like 9 percent expansion,” Perry, 61, said to laughter. “I love Herman, is he the best? I just try to have fun with him. He’s a great and interesting guy. And thank you Herman for helping pay for the event tonight.”

Posted Saturday, the video received nearly 90,000 hits by Monday morning. It was touted by FOX News as a “must watch” video and featured on the website Gawker.

View Comments (0)