What can you say about Rick Perry?
I'm sorry, but I'll say it... Perry is a down-home boy who is out of his element at the national level.
As a person, he has no polish and little substance. He has made it to Governor of Texas via his drive and luck. He gets relected because there has been no one in the Texas political field worth any merit, so people vote for the Devil they know, rather than for a Bill White, 'Kinky' Friedman, 'Grandma' Strayhorn, 'Pastrami' Katz, --- do I need to continue with this lackluster list?
Perry is a doofus, who has been in the right place at the right time. He became Governor when Bush left the position to become President. Perry always has been a lamb, not a leader.
Perry is no leader of men. He is a special interest puppet and without the support of the wealthy corporate sector and individual elitists inside and outside of Texas,(and that includes the religious right) he would have failed miserably before now.
Maybe God wanted Perry to run for President (as Perry once claimed), but maybe it was to be spotlighted on the national stage to gain some long-needed humility.
It will be interesting to see what sort of governor Rick Perry will become after he loses the Primary and sets his feet back down to earth in Texas and how people will treat him.