Well, the first thing that went through my mind was to say, "Yes, Governor Perry did a very nice job of arranging those deck chairs on his Titanic campaign." Maybe I should have just gone with that response. I could have gone even further and noted that he didn't forget the third chair in any three chair arrangement of those deck chairs and didn't confuse the Interior chair with Education chair. I had thought that avoiding direct attacks after he had a good showing would be a nicer thing to do. I guess I was wrong.
The fact remains that Rick Perry showed early in the campaign that he doesn't have the right stuff for any higher office. He's better than Obama, but he has almost no chance of beating Obama. A guy who received 1% of the vote in New Hampshire, a state that has a chance of being a swing state, is a guy who will be very weak in the general election. He's really not that conservative, but his personality and accomplishments do not inspire confidence in swing voters. If our economy becomes significantly worse between now and November, he might have a chance. Otherwise, a general election campaign with Governor Perry would just give a few conservatives a chance to lose with their favorite.
Rick Perry had a good night. I'm happy for him. I hope the voters of South Carolina don't mistake one good night for being a good candidate.
Perhaps the voters of South Carolina are more interested in JOBS and what is happening here in Texas under Perry's watch during the Obama Recession.