August 04, 2011


Some Question Perry's Electability

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) looks increasingly likely to jump into the Republican presidential primary with a splash, Politico notes that "in private, in some quarters of the party a sense of apprehension has set in about the prospect of another Texas governor's candidacy."

"Even operatives who believe Perry would bring significant assets to the 2012 campaign -- his job-creation record among them -- acknowledge there are real doubts about whether a brash, Southern hard-liner like Perry can win votes in the crucial swing states needed to capture the White House... many Republicans express alarm about the possibility of nominating a man whom several compared to a Saturday Night Live caricature -- 'Will Ferrell doing a George W. Bush imitation,' as one state GOP chairman said."










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