August 6, 2011

Waist deep in a certain river in Egypt...

I thought there was something rather peculiar about this piece from NBC, Is this man invincible? Perry eyes the GOP nomination:

...He's also been lucky, a trait that has continued with the development of the 2012 field. Perry's opening has been paved, in part, by the absence of other big names like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, as well as Newt Gingrich's campaign implosion (which allowed Carney, who had been working for Gingrich, to return to the Perry orbit). A recent Gallup poll of Republican voters indicated that Perry would debut in second place nationally if he decided to run, beating out Tea Party-beloved Rep. Michele Bachmann and barely trailing presumed front-runner Mitt Romney.

With his ability to mobilize the conservative base (like Bachmann can) and to tap into big business interests (like Romney can), Perry would likely shake loose supporters from each potential rival's base...

Seems like something is missing. That phrase, "Tea Party-beloved"... It kinda rings a distant bell... Almost as if there's a heffalump in the living room, but we can't see it...

It reminds me of Jennifer Rubin's oft-repeated phrase Tea-Party-favorite-Michelle-Bachman. SO, if you put a thousand randomly-selected Tea Partiers in the middle of a football field... And Ms Bachman at one goalpost... and She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at the other goalpost... which magnet are the little iron-filings going to migrate towards? Hmm?



Posted by John Weidner at August 6, 2011 1:06 PM

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