Rather than the hypocrite or megalomaniac, you, too, have choices according to Rush Limbaugh, who listed Perry, Bachmann, and Santorum as legitimate conservatives. Pundette has the story. I’m more than a little stunned that he made a comment like this during the primary.
A long-serving governor of America’s second-largest state, Perry has executive experience and an almost-perfect record on economic, social, and national-security issues. Three of the best lines from the last debate were his—seeing the big picture on Newt’s Palestinian comments, knowing Obama should have recovered or destroyed our stealth drone, and declaring that securing the borders will change the national mood enough to discuss long-term immigration reform.
Moreover, he has tons of campaign cash and a large organization. And coupled with pushing for a flat tax and Balanced Budget Amendment, his support for guns, marriage, and faith will help in Iowa and South Carolina.
If Romney or Gingrich falter, Perry might take it all.
From your lips to God’s ears.
Ed Morrissey reports of Perry’s road trips crisscrossing Iowa now in progress, which is Perry’s greatest strength:
Assuming his back troubles are behind him (pardon the pun), Perry can be a force of nature in retail politics. He got off to a good start in Iowa when he jumped into the race, but his immediate rise in national polls took his focus elsewhere. Now with Iowa the only prize that Perry can reasonably grasp at the moment, he’s going all in — like Bachmann and Rick Santorum, the latter of whom has already visited all 99 counties and has built a surprisingly extensive organization.
As for the hypocrite and megalomaniac, this shoots holes in their supposed electability over all the others:
If the election were held today, both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich would lose to President Obama according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey. But given the choice between Obama and “the Republican candidate,” Americans choose the Republican by a 45%-43% margin.
Only 46% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president, but Obama bests Romney 47%-45% in a head-to-head match-up among registered voters. That is a four point improvement for Romney over last month’s 49%-43% spread.
Obama crushes Gingrich head-to-head match-up by a double digit 51%-40% margin and half of all registered voters say they would never vote for Gingrich. Only 44% say the same thing about Romney.
A generic Republican bests Obama, but neither hypocrite nor megalomaniac can. Telling, no?