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December 31, 2011


Perry Advisers Play Blame Game

Some of Rick Perry's campaign advisers "have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon entering the race in August," Politico reports.

"Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between a group of the governor's longtime advisers and a new cadre of consultants brought on this fall. In the end, the outsiders won out -- and ever since have marginalized Perry's longtime chief strategist while crafting a new strategy in which the Texan has portrayed himself as a political outsider and culture warrior."

Said one Perry adviser, on background: "There has never been a more ineptly orchestrated, just unbelievably subpar campaign for President of the United States than this one."












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