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Jon Stewart Explains Why Perry's a Stronger Candidate Than Romney (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 4:22AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'In breaking down the Republican debate that went down this week, Jon Stewart sided with the news organizations in saying that it's basically become a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. He explained the differences in their styles with two sound bites on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"I've put together a plan with a whole series of points of how we can get America's economy going again," Romney said during the debate. Stewart calls him "a guy with a multi-point, fact-based plan that he thinks can get the economy going."

Then there's Rick Perry. Stewart's quote from Perry was, "I hate cancer." His interpretation of Perry as a candidate: "A guy who will punch cancer in the f****** face."

His belief is that Americans don't vote with their minds, they vote with their guts, and Perry reaches them on that more visceral level. They can feel what he's saying, which is a deeper connection than appreciating the sound logic of Romney's intellectual argument.

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