Is Rick Perry dumb? Yes. Like a fox.

Monday, August 29th, 2011 and is filed under Blog

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However, that was not the aim of the piece that the Politico ran this morning, titled, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?”

Contained in the article were pithy quotes from anonymous folks like, “He’s like Bush only without the brains,” cracked one former Republican governor. Or “He’s not an ideas man.”

Contrast the Politico article with Erick Erickson’s assessment of the Politico’s “stellar” reporting in the past as well as Bill Peacock’s post on The Texas Record.

I think we are looking at a face off between a Texas governor whose state is enjoying economic health and a job boom versus our current President who is presiding over a tanking US economy. The reality is one system of economics works and one doesn’t (I confess, I still wonder if Obama and Geithner, in moments of introspection think, “Wow, everything I have learned/believed doesn’t work in the real world.”)

Oddly enough, the mainstream media is (and has been) running around talking about how smart Barack Obama is while we get stories like the one in Politico asking the question, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?”

Bottom line, if Rick Perry is dumb, I’ll take two helpings of dumb with a side order of success.

The Left and the mainstream media can keep their version of smart.