The Current Narrative is not Going Rick Perry’s Way
The Politico has an overview: Web verdict on Perry: Brutal
his second consecutive weak outing set off alarm bells on the right, where too many cringeworthy moments raised questions about Perry’s durability, his seriousness and ability to compete on a stage with Barack Obama.
With almost no one willing to defend a performance marked by meandering or inaccurate answers, botched canned lines and the damaging adoption of the left’s critique of conservatives on immigration, it’s hard to imagine how things could have gone much worse for Perry Thursday night.
It is clearly far too soon to count Perry out, although he does appear to have damaged himself (the next round of polls should be interesting. However, I think this does underscore that running for the presidency is harder than it looks. Further, Perry’s entry into the race (big splash in the context of a field that no one loved) meant that he had to perform at a very high level or else have no where to go but down.