a) Governor GoodHair is just as stupid as has been reported
b) He thinks the Dems are too stupid to play this position up in the General Election
c) He knows this is now the official GOP Platform plank and he’s too stupid to hide it like the rest of them
d) He spends so much time with Rich People and egghead Conservative theorists, he thinks this is a popular, winning position.
e) All of the Above
Make no mistake about it: Rick Perry is running against Social Security. Last night in the debate, Perry stood by his oft-repeated claims that the popular government retirement program is a Ponzi Scheme and a “failure.”
And after the debate, Team Perry refused to rule out ending the program all together under a Perry presidency.
From the Huffington Post’s Jon Ward:
A top Perry aide refused, under repeated questions from The Huffington Post, to rule out the idea that Perry would favor dissolving altogether the 76-year-old program that pays out benefits to seniors.
“I’m not going to parse his words,” Perry aide Ray Sullivan told Ward after the debate when asked “why he would not just say that Perry does not want to end the program.”
via Rick Perry Campaign Refuses To Rule Out Ending Social Security | Election 2012.