I wonder if Mitt Romney’s best strategy might be to convince the Republican establishment to try and save him from the teahadist hordes in the primaries. Maybe he can’t attack Perry too much himself (without alienating the 27 percenters) but Crossroads GPS can. This kind of crazy talk from Perry must scare the shit out of Republican strategists:
Responding to a question about the Federal Reserve at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Perry said: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion.”
If Howard Dean accused some Fed chief of treason, the Washington Post editorial board would have written 20 or 30 editorials about it; it could be the subject of an entire book by Charles Lane. As it is, Perry won’t take all that much heat for it, but it’s pretty far over the line and I don’t think he’ll be able to get away with this kind of thing in the long term.