I try to be rational, but the ghosts and weeping effigies get to me sometimes. I can’t shake this feeling that a full-on teahadist will be the Republican nominee in 2012, that it will probably be Rick Perry, and that it may not even be close. While much of this article is stupid (e.g., VPs don’t matter much and Christie is a poor choice to the extent that they do), this is on the money, IMHO:
The real test, then, will be the five upcoming debates. If Perry does well enough in those to convince the base that he can command the national stage, then the caucus and primary season won’t be long. It’ll be over before you know it.
John Ellis (who wrote the above) is a winger idiot, but that’s a feature when it comes to understanding the conservative zeitgeist. Mitt may go gentle into that good La Jolla mansion. Don’t be surprised.