Rick Perry is running for President.
Expect to see the word “theocracy” a lot between now and Election Day. Because, you know, Perry has been putting non-Christians to the sword ever since taking office.
I don’t see how Perry loses to Obama with a literal skeleton in the closet. From now through 2012 he could wave Bibles every night at The World’s Sweatiest Tent Revival and still kick Barack’s tuckus.
Why? Because he and Obama share that singular, unique, and pertinent bond:
Each man “inherited” a Dubya economy.
That’s all she wrote. Unless Rick gets caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy, he wins.
Because the economy will still stink a year from now. Obama cannot stand good policy. He honestly hates it. Remember the most emotion he’s ever shown us? Back when he surrendered on the Bush tax cuts. And what did he share? Surly mean-spiritedness. Capitulations will cost him with leftists, and that attitude will with independents.
So are we agreed that 2012 will remain an economic horrorshow? That leaves Obama with only one economic argument: Bush was much much much much much worse than we ever suspected. Vote Democrat or all is lost!
Imagine the Perry/Obama debate. Enjoy the mental image, because Obama could easily chicken out of a real one. Play a round of “Blame The Predecessor”?
Perry: “I know just what you mean, Mr. President…”
What’s left in Obama’s rhetorical arsenal? Well, assuming ad hominem attacks don’t work, there’s class warfare and “social justice”. Is Perry confident enough to toss it back in his face?
Perry: “We learned not to hate rich people in Texas; they’re the ones doing all the hiring.”
Hmm. That’s a statistic worth finding. What percentage of new jobs are created by “the rich”?
And, how many jobs are created by the half of our citizens who pay no income tax?
“So are we agreed that 2012 will remain an economic horrorshow?”
Why does it matter what we think? Ben Bernanke has already weighed-in on this, and the answer is a resounding, unequivocal “Yes!” Not just 2012, but into 2013, too.
Proposed campaign promise for Perry: “As your President, I promise not to blame my performance on my predecessor.”
And yet again the leadership game, in which the way forward is ” Take 3 envelopes”
Perry’s too anti-sodomy, the country is not headed in that direction.