Just watch my friend:Hm? Didn't see anything in the debate that would draw me to that conclusion.
Now tell me this. Conservatives around here never really come out and say it but there is always some level of disgust they feel with how Bush ran things. So tell me honestly, after watching that clip....or any other clip of the gubbernor from Texas....that he is not GWB all over again....only worse.
Then read this, posted previously but worth re-mentioning because I think it is spot on given the atmosphere surrounding these debates (I give my usual warning for conservatives here that is from kos):
The Republican Debate: Rick Perry may be the candidate the GOP has been looking for
It goes down like this...the only two guys with a shot at this moment are Romney and Perry. Each of them have some tremendous skeletons in the closet that do some serious harm to the image they are trying to project to us today. Romney the job creator? Perry the anti-stimulus crusader? You get my drift.
The only guy who is good at doing the presidential thing is Romney. He pwned Perry in that debate. And he will continue to do so because Perry is weak on EVERYTHING he talks about. Could you imagine him in a debate with Obama right now? It would be frightening. Romney? Romney would at least hold his own and might even be a favorite.