His eventual nomination will complete the transformation of the GOP from a secular political party to a Megachurch congregation, demanding the nation be more godly, or go away, or else.
Perry has a large number of very wealthy backers, and can outspend just about every other GOP candidate, except Mittens -- and Perry can claim he is too a really true christian, whereas Romney is a Mormon (and Perry can make a few sly asides to remind his Xtian followers that Mormons aren't really true christians like you and me).
However, there have been persistent rumors since around 2004 that my use of the term Ecce Homo with the Governor may be an intended pun.
They spread for two months, were posted on various websites and were vetted by many national outlets, all of which turned up nothing. But Team Perry, asked about how it's prepared to handle them when they emerge if he runs, said it remains "false and misleading."
"As you may know, Rick and Anita Perry first met in grade school, went on their first date together in 1966, have been lovingly married since 1982 and are parents to two grown children," said top Perry strategist Dave Carney. "This kind of nameless, faceless smear campaign is run against the Perry family in seemingly every campaign, with no basis, truth or success."
"Texas politics is a full contact support, live hand grenades and all; unfortunately there are always going to be some people who feel the need to spread false and misleading rumors to advance their own political agenda," he said.
Let's be clear: I don't care if the person who is President is LGBT or not. I don't consider their sexuality when I review their stand on job creation, Federal Reserve policy, or who they want to nominate for the Supreme Court.
Evangelicals and social conservatives, on the other hand, would care if Perry were to be Outed during a Presidential campaign, even if Foxy Truthy Ol' Digger Newsy Corp gave him free cable teevee time, twenty-four hours a day.
Well; we'll see. Perry reminds me of someone whom Foxy-Truthy gave lots of teevee time to, a while ago. Same swagger and twang as Perry; same evangelical buzz-words and gobbledegook.
I just can't remember. Probably blocking it.
Mehr: Perry promised he would make the actions of government in The Village On The Potomac "inconsequential" to the lives of Americans.
A commenter at TPM noted that This guy makes W look like a rocket scientist. I mean it; he's dumber than a bag of hammers.
Well; then, he's a perfect