"Record debt and the president's refusal to control spending led to our nation's credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history," the Perry video's narrator says.
Most of the video is about how tough the economy is and how great Perry is -- both important messages for Perry's fledgling campaign. But polls have shown voters are turned off by how the GOP handled the whole debt crisis (even if they agree with the credit downgrade it caused.) Perry put himself among the pro-default crowd during the debt ceiling debate, and like most of the Republicans who rejected the dangers of default he's now blaming Obama for the problem S&P says he and others who share his views caused.
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