Dec 31, 2015
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”
Aug 5, 2011
New Republic article about Gov. Rick Perry, by Ed Kilgore
every one of the enigmatic governor’s supposed strengths turns out to be yoked to a big, potentially damaging weakness.
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.