There’s been a good deal of comparison going on between Bush Jr. and Rick Perry. Some of it quite apt I must say, such as his false piety and frat boy bully attitude, but I’ve come to see him as much closer to Dick Cheney in the unabashed evil department. This guy actually scares me a bit because as completely horrible as he is, he’s just white and southern enough to get elected.
The general election will, quite literally, decide the fate of a nation. Every time Team Obama criticizes the Texas economy for its minimum wage job boom, the president will be accused of attacking the working men and women of America. (Texas has created a large share of the new jobs in the United States in the last decade but studies indicate many of them are at places like Wal-Mart and Carl’s Jr.)
President Obama will also get beaten up for presiding over the first bond rating downgrade in U.S. history as well as high unemployment. When the cold rains fall in early November next year, unemployed voters in places like Ohio will step into the booth and dream of a minimum wage job in the Texas sun selling fishing rods at big box sporting goods stores or working in call centers; they will vote against Barack Obama.
And in the process, they will write the epitaph to set upon the tombstone of history’s greatest democracy: Perry-Palin, 2012.
I’m not convinced that he’ll be able to beat the President just yet, but the Obama team better get their game faces on cause this next year is gonna get real ugly.