The Mitt Romney campaign debuted a new campaign video tonight on Fox News’ “Hannity” that featured sound from the former president of Mexico praising Texas Gov. Rick Perry for welcoming migrants into his state’s universities.
In the video, former Mexican President Vicente Fox says he is publicly recognizing Perry and the state of Texas for “having taken that step forward when you decided to give access to Mexican migrants to universities in Texas.”
The video, a hit on Gov. Perry’s position on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, was described by Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan as being inaccurate and misleading.
“Awful close, Sean, to crossing the line, and it’s fundamentally wrong,” said Sullivan to host Sean Hannity.
When asked to point out the inaccuracies in the ad, Sullivan did not provide an exact example of the errors but classified the entire context of the ad as being wrong.
“The whole context of it. Perry has done more to secure that border than anyone in the country. 400 million state dollars, Texas Rangers, boots on the ground, support for local law enforcement. Our law enforcement officers in our state, not the feds, have been shot at across that river. We deal with this issue every day. Fight this issue every day and have a solid plan to secure that border.”
Perry has released ads throughout the week attempting to portray Romney as a flip-flopper.
One ad suggested the former Massachusetts governor changed his position on Race to the Top, a program initiated by the Obama administration, in just one day’s span.
Romney senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom responded to the video, which was also broadcast on the show, by saying the video makes him think the Perry campaign has “Edward Scissorhands as their researcher.”