Perry’s pitfalls

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August 21, 2011
The American Prospect
by Bob Moser  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"When Rick Perry opened his presidential campaign with a dazzling display of what GOP consultant Alex Castellanos called 'mad cowboy disease' -- threatening Ben Bernanke with ugly treatment if he ever ventured into Texas, questioning President Obama’s patriotism, denying the global-warming 'hoax' -- one of the Texas governor’s greatest vulnerabilities as a candidate became immediately obvious: He enjoys nothing more than raising eyebrows (and hackles) with incendiary talk. Whereas George W. Bush adopted a swaggering, plain-speaking populist persona, Perry—the poor ol’ farm boy from Paint Creek—is the genuine article." (08/19/11)  

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