Perry Campaign Releases New Ad: "Obamacare"

AUSTIN - The Perry campaign today released a 30-second television advertisement entitled "Obamacare." To view the ad, please visit

"Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and President Obama all support government health care mandates," said Perry campaign communications director Ray Sullivan. "Gov. Perry opposes government-mandated health coverage and is firmly committed to repealing the job-killing Obamacare to protect families and job creators from the burden it imposes on them. As someone who has never served in Washington or been an establishment favorite, Rick Perry is the candidate who can bring true change to Washington, D.C., starting with repealing Obama's government takeover of our health care system." 

"Obamacare" Script:

"We don't want Government mandated health care."

"Yet Newt Gingrich supports it."

Onscreen text: "Newt Gingrich ...Supporter of Health Care Mandates Source: Forbes Op-Ed 5/13/11" [1]

"And Mitt Romney? He put it into law in Massachusetts."

Onscreen text: "Mitt Romney On Compulsatory Health Insurance 'I Like Mandates' Source: 4/14/11" [2]

"Worse, Barack Obama forced it on the entire nation."

Onscreen text: "Obamacare Is An Entitlement Disaster Source: The Weekly Standard 5/25/11" [3]

"Rick Perry. He'll repeal it, starting day 1."

Gov. Perry: "I won't let the big government liberals ruin this country."

"I'm Rick Perry, I'm an outsider who will repeal Obamacare and I approved this message." 

Text: Approved by Rick Perry and paid for by, Inc.

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[1] "Newt Gingrich - Long Time Supporter Of Health Insurance Mandates," Forbes, 5/13/11,

Excerpt: Newt has been a major proponent of individual health care mandates for many years... Gingrich has been pushing individual mandates as a matter of individual responsibility ever since he joined up with Hillary Clinton in 2005 in a bi-partisan effort to solve the growing health care problem in the United States.

[2] "Romney on Compulsory Health Insurance: 'I Like Mandates',", 4/14/11,

Excerpt: Romney also defended the Massachusetts law during the 2008 Republican presidential primary, specifically during a New Hampshire debate on Jan. 6, 2008: Debate moderator Charles Gibson of ABC News: "But Gov. Romney's system has mandates in Massachusetts, although you backed away from mandates on a national basis."Romney: "No, no, I like mandates. The mandates work."

[3] "Obamacare Is an Entitlement Disaster," The Weekly Standard, 5/25/11,

Excerpt: In addition to its detrimental impact on Americans' freedom, Obamacare would affect our entitlement equation in two major ways: First, it would explode Medicaid spending. Second, and even more importantly, it would launch a massive new entitlement program and would loot from already barely solvent Medicare to pay for it.