Republicans are so desperate not to nominate Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann that they’re beginning to get excited about Governor Goodhair. To that I say — bring it on:
To former U.S. Rep. Martin Frost, a Dallas Democrat, the flashbacks begin every time Perry talks on TV: “If you close your eyes, he sounds exactly like George W. Bush,” he said, “down to the inflections and the dropped ‘G’s.’
“I think it would be very hard for another Texas governor to be elected president right now,” Frost said. “I think there’s a clear case of Texas fatigue.” . . .
Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s faux conservative commentator, summed it up thusly: “This man needs to be president. We haven’t had a Texas governor in the White House for almost three years.”
Democrats will do their best to brand Perry, who became governor when Bush left Texas for Washington, with a scarlet “B.”
“Being seen as the protégé of the worst president in history cannot be advantageous for Perry,” said Democratic consultant Paul Begala, a native Texan. “The problem is more about Bush than about Texas per se.”
Maybe Perry can run with Jeb Bush and really rub our noses in failure.