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Trump card 2016 same as 2012

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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”

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Good article about Gov. Rick Perry

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New Republic article about Gov. Rick Perry, by Ed Kilgore

http://www.tnr.com/article/the-permanent-campaign/90131/rick-perry-campaign-texas

every one of the enigmatic governor’s supposed strengths turns out to be yoked to a big, potentially damaging weakness.

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All in all, you have to wonder why Texans, including hard-core conservatives, seem less impressed than people in other states with the prospect of a Perry presidential run. Some appear to be stunned at the very idea, treating him as a sort of Chauncey Gardiner figure who has stumbled, through remarkable luck, into the national spotlight. But Perry’s ultimate stroke of luck could be in appearing on the scene at a time when the Republican Party considers the power of its ideology, not the brains or accomplishments of its leaders, its trump card in 2012.


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