Looking back at a post from Aug 5, 2011 re: the 2012 elections. Quoting https://newrepublic.com/article/90131/rick-perry-campaign-texas
[...] the Republican Party considers the power of its ideology, not the brains or accomplishments of its leaders, its trump card in 2012.
See old post: Aug 5, 2011 post: “Good article about Gov. Rick Perry”