That doesn’t explain why the eastern seaboard Republican establishment is having a hissy fit over Perry though, does it?
He may be bought and paid for, but it wasn’t the Rockefeller Republicans who wrote the check. If he’s owned, it’s by the nouveau riche instead of the old guard noblesse oblige claque.
Doesn’t break my heart one bit.
Yes, I agree, and I said so on another thread before I saw your reply. He isn't Old Money's candidate -- but I still think he's their tool, too, insofar as he'll be allowed to spoil the campaigns of Michele Bachmann and other conservatives (including especially Sarah Palin's, whom they despise with a passion even more solidly purple), before being offered the VP nod to bring him and the conservatives into camp under the Romney banner. (They still want Romney, they're unshakable in their determination to see him in the White House -- it's just a matter of screwing the rest of us again, like all those other Screw Main Street years: 1952, 1960, 1968 (oh, and don't let me miss counting 1964, when their hatred of Middle America led them nearly to destroy the GOP), 1976 ..... oh, and you get the idea.
Look, Perry's backers are the reason we're likely to have a civil war to keep the Southwest, and even possibly lose control of the whole country. They don't give a damn about anything but dirt-cheap employees feeding their quarterly results, their bottom line. The country can go hang -- and with guys like that picking politicians, it probably will.