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October 24, 2011

Perry Gets a New Campaign Manager?

In addition to adding new staffers, Paul Burka reports that Joe Allbaugh, who ran George W. Bush's campaign in 2000, will join Rick Perry's presidential campaign.

"I have written on several occasions that there is something wrong inside the Perry campaign. The campaign has been terribly run to this point. I can't imagine that Allbaugh would come on board if he were not going to be in charge, which means that David Carney may be taking a back seat... The Perry inner circle just doesn't have enough talent or experience to run a national campaign. Allbaugh has run one. They don't know much about the country and they don't know much about federal issues. The first thing Allbaugh ought to do is send Perry to Dallas to apologize for badmouthing W. all over the country. I believe that we will see a slow but steady rise in Perry's fortunes from this point forward."


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