Rick Perry had already broken a few key rules by not declaring his candidacy early enough to qualify for a spot at the straw poll this Saturday. Now he will reportedly launch his presidential campaign that very same day during an appearance in South Carolina. The nerve! And then he’ll fly straight to New Hampshire for an event just a few hours later. It’s just not done! With this counter-programming, Perry guarantees himself at least a share of Sunday morning’s headlines. And he diminishes the victory for whoever ends up winning the straw poll. How meaningful can it be, after all, if the potential new frontrunner wasn’t even there?
Perry. Perry and ID here (“Texas governor morphs into lightning rod – Prez hopeful is ID sympathizer”)
How Republicans will attack his candidacy. Biggest dirt piles listed here. No mention of ID, but it is probably lurking in “social issues.” More dirt here.
No mention of ID, but it is probably lurking in “social issues.” Here’s a bit on it from Perry vs. the World.