Monday, June 27, 2011

It's a good thing that, like George Bush, Rick Perry is from Texas

A recurring argument I hear against Rick Perry I hear is, "oh great, another president from Texas."
Setting aside Rick Perry's nationality, ;-) ...
the running propaganda is that George Bush, the two-term president, was an idiot. This served GW well. His opponents misunderestimated him.

The "another idiot from Texas" propaganda serves Perry well too. It means the opposition misunderestimates him. And when the debates come between the pontificating Obama and Perry who is quick on his feet, he'll owe a great debt to his opponents for setting the bar so low.

Beyond that, it implies that if an idiot had a much better economy than the president, then the president must REALLY be inept.  You can't have it both ways.
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