Well, I guess we all knew it was coming.
True to form he announced after the Iowa debates. Slick Rick knows he’s no debater. Real solutions and quick thinking aren’t his forte. We are talking about the incumbent Governor of Texas who lost a Republican primary debate to Debra Medina.
This man has never done anything in his life except work for the big bad government he so disdains. While doing so, he somehow garnered millions in personal wealth on a public servant’s salary; he now wants a shot at being the President.
The question is – does he have a real shot at the Republican nomination? He’s got a better conservative track record as a Governor than Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney actually got the people of Massachusetts MORE insurance coverage than they had when he became Governor. Rick Perry has done the opposite, and for some reason, conservative voters like that. He hasn’t been as nutty as Bachmann, nationally, and the fact that he isn’t a woman already gives him an advantage with conservatives. He’s much flashier than Tim Pawlenty. John Huntsman could probably take him but no one is giving him any kind of media attention.
When you break it down – Rick Perry, in my opinion, is the clear favorite to win this nomination, barring a complete breakdown in public relations. The only chance he has at losing this is if there are truly a silent majority of moderate Republicans who don’t get a lot of camera time but that vote. Then Romney has a shot. Even blowing a debate wouldn’t make a difference for Perry, because conservative media wouldn’t cover or would skew the reporting. We can debate all day long if he could beat Obama; I don’t think he will; but I’m pretty sure he’ll take this nomination. I hope to report back that I was wrong.