As I’ve said many times before, I like Gov. Perry. If he is the Republican nominee, I will support him enthusiastically. And you know what? That very respect for him makes the spin his campaign’s been shopping lately even harder to swallow.
First, after Gov. Perry bombed the most recent debate, the line was don’t worry, he believes the right stuff even if he can’t articulate it. Guys? I’m sorry, but I’ve seen the movie before where we hire a Texas governor whose heart is in the right place but whose lips can’t win a room, and it doesn’t end very well.
Now, tonight, after Gov. Perry lost the Florida straw poll–big–to Mr. Cain, the line is that the real story is a rejection of Gov. Romney. Guys? Seriously. If there’s one thing we know here at EFM, it’s straw polls. You poured resources into this one and got obliterated by a guy who (wonderful as he is) ultimately can’t win, and you barely edged a guy who didn’t even compete. I know you get paid to spin, but that’s just sloppy!