Ron Paul is sick and tired of being ignored during the current Republican presidential pre-nomination three ring circus—so he decided to follow the lead of his fellow corn dog eating, Donna Summer-quoting candidates, and conjure some headlines. And he did so by dissing opponent Rick Perry, whose name he "forgot" during an appearance yesterday. One of Paul's superfans has also taken up the cause against Perry with a full-page ad asking subtly, "Have You Ever Had Sex With Rick Perry?"
Robert Morrow, who describes himself as a "self-employed investor and political activist," placed the anti-Perry ad in this week's Austin Chronicle. As Slate points out, there is absolutely no evidence that Perry has had extramarital affairs, and the Chronicle even looked into some infidelity/gay rumors in 2004, but found no evidence to back them up. Morrow nevertheless swears that he knows strippers in Austin who have stories about Perry, none of whom are willing to come forward to the press: "I think it's only a matter of time until somebody credible comes forward," he said.
Barely two weeks since he joined the race, Governor Goodhair is finding out that it's a lot harder to campaign for president than it is to make declarations toward secession: former President Clinton dismissively called him a "rascal." He was called out for making up a phantom “obscene, crazy” regulation to rail against on Monday. And now he's getting heckled on the campaign trail. Maybe Perry should leave the campaigning to the really serious candidates.