Most of the folks dissing Perry are pro-Romney crony-capitalist establishment RINOs.
—> You don’t think a bunch of RINO operatives have been sent to this board to create anti-Perry threads to discourage pro-Perry cause-conservatives?
They need to be ignored.
I disagree, and I also dislike the general argument that people attacking a candidate one likes are Romney supporters.
I’ve seen several well-known Paul supporters, and several well-known Palin supporters, leading the attack on Perry. Which does make sense, as Perry is the biggest challenge at the moment for their chosen candidates, Palin because if he catches fire, he doesn’t leave a good space for her (she still gets in and splits the conservative vote, but if Perry starts too high, the two of them fight it out and Romney squeeks through like McCain did last election).
Paul’s only hope was to be the crazy outsider, and Perry plays that role well. Plus, Paul is never going to get above the low teens in support, so the Paul supporters have to work really hard to tear down every other candidate.