It is growing increasingly apparent that the conservative base and the GOP mainstream are merging in the desire to draft Texas Governor Rick Perry into the 2012 election cycle. You can see it in the number of articles speculation about a possible candidacy in both media.
Prediction: Perry will jump in. If the election were held tomorrow (and the last time I checked it is not) Perry will win.
|Human Events, by Merrill Matthews Original Article|
|More than any other potential GOP presidential candidate, President Obama fears Texas Gov. Rick Perry. That's because Perry is the only one who can devastate virtually any Obama claim.(Snip)A full two and a half years after taking office, Team Obama still blames Bush—for everything except the fall of Adam. Well, there is one other elected chief executive who inherited a Bush economy: Rick Perry, as governor of Texas. And yet I have never once heard Perry whining that the state would be doing so much better if it hadn't been for the policies of his predecessor.|