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Romney Video: Is Perry Ready to Lead?

Plus, the DNC tweaks Romney on flip-flopping.

6:12 PM, Oct 19, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Fresh off of last night's debate on CNN, the Romney campaign has a new video with a mash-up of GOP rival Rick Perry's worst performances at all of the recent debates. The question the video asks is if Perry is "ready to lead." Watch below:

This latest ad shows that while Herman Cain may appear to be Mitt Romney's biggest rival according to the current polls, the Romney campaign still considers Perry, who hauled in a cool $17 million in the last quarter, the more threatening primary opponent. 

Near the end of the video, CNN's Gloria Borger mentions what seems to be a new variation of the Romney campaign's "electability argument." "He's going to have a hard time going against Barack Obama," Borger says about Perry. But the Democratic National Convention also has a new ad out today that may give an idea about what to expect from the Obama campaign if Romney is the nominee:

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