I was rather taken aback yesterday at Ann Coulter’s snarky snipe and think she’s delusional about Christie running. In my mind, Perry’s the best thing we’ve got going or will get. What say you? Liberals, of course, will be in a lather:
Most people outside Texas know very little about Perry, but given his standing as a kind of amalgam of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, he may soon occupy an unprecedented position in the imagination of liberals and the Left—perhaps the most frightening specter of anti-liberalism since Ronald Reagan precisely because he is electable. The conservative boogeyman is back
The anti-Perry case is obvious, and liberals are already making it, such as blogger Kevin Drum of Mother Jones magazine: Everyone looks good before they get into the race. He’s too Texan and George W. Bush-like. He’s too mean. He’s too dumb. He’s too smarmy. He’s too overtly religious. Policywise, he’s too radical, even for Republicans. The strength of the tea party-wing is overrated. The Texas economic miracle is a mirage. Republicans want to beat Obama, and Perry isn’t electable.
When a liberal from Mother Jones worries that Perry isn’t electable, it makes me believe that he will wipe the electoral map with Obama. Just sayin’.
Perry did sound Reaganesque in his announcement today. The first ad:
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