Scary, Scary article from James Moore at CNN.com….
Governor Goodhair is by far the most frightening of the possible GOP nominees. He’s ruthless, campaigns very well, is telegenic and from the State that gave us George W. Bush. I also suspect he is the pick of the Corporations and the Rich who don’t think Romney or any of the other lunatics can beat President Obama. They also want to use his religious zealotry to use the Religious Right again.
I can see how they are thinking: Supporter of Corporations and the Rich. Check. Christian Conservative- at least on face value- check. Looks good on TV and print media. Check. And so on….
I think Mr Moore has some valid points, but there is a lot about Rick Perry that has not yet been exposed to the national media….
However, if he is the nominee, it will be the nastiest, most brutal Presidential campaign we have ever seen….
My gut tells me he will fizzle out as time goes by, but I could be wrong as well…
Editor’s note: James Moore is a Texas-based Emmy award-winning former national TV news correspondent and co-author of the best-seller, “Bush’s Brain.”
Austin, Texas (CNN) — As a resident of Texas for 36 years, I keep wondering why the rest of the nation pays any attention to our political and cultural absurdities and yet still chooses Texans as presidents. Our most revered historical moment, the Alamo, was arguably a mass suicide. The slaughter in San Antonio was followed by a massacre at Goliad, the fall of the Confederacy to Union forces, and later by the Houston Astros. Texas has a legacy of losing.
None of this apparently matters, though, because America is beginning the process of electing another Texan to be president. Gigantic tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations, a trumped up war and a ruined economy from the last Texan seem incapable of dissuading supporters of Rick Perry.
His Saturday speech in South Carolina will make clear that he is entering the race for the White House and will spawn the ugliest and most expensive presidential race in U.S. history, and he will win. A C and D student, who hates to govern, loves to campaign, and barely has a sixth grader’s understanding of economics, will lead our nation into oblivion.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.