Rick Perry: YouTube star?

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He may not be leading in the polls, but Rick Perry’s tearing up the Internet. He’s a star, baby. A glorious (Gawker wondered, maybe drunk?) Internet star.

The GOP presidential hopeful let loose during at the Cornerstone Action Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday. Now, his speech is getting a lot of replays online. As of late this afternoon, the YouTube clip has nearly 650,000 views and counting.

MotherJones asked, “Have you ever seen anyone so happy to receive a jug of maple syrup?” He joyfully chirped away about taxes, the Rangers loss in the World Series and compared the Alamo’s slogan (which does not have a basement) to New Hampshire’s “cool” state slogan, Live free or die.

He rambled on, “You gotta love that, right? I come from a state, you know, where they have this little place called the Alamo and they declared, ‘Victory or death.’ We’re kind of into those slogans, man — it’s like, ‘Live free or die,’ ‘Victory or death!’ Bring it!”

And bring it, he does.

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Rick Perry: YouTube star?

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