Republican presidential front-runner Rick Perry wrote a book (Fed Up!) in which he called Social Security a “bad disease”, a “Ponzi scheme”, and “unconstitutional”. No one — I repeat, no one — can get elected spouting such right-wing extremism.
On Saturday, given a chance to do the smart thing and repudiate himself, Perry said, “I haven’t backed off anything in my book.” This makes the Texas governor either a) an idiot, b) an egomaniac, or c) both. (Par for the Republican course.)
Sooner or later, Governor Hairdo is going to have to get serious about being president. What’s amazing is that GOP base voters don’t seem to want him to. Check out the comments at this link from National Review Online. The wingnuts there love Perry’s crazy talk! They don’t seem to care if he wins or loses, as long as he keeps making sweet, teabagger music.
It won’t be easy for Rick Perry to do all the flip-flopping he needs to do to beat Barack Obama.