March 7th, 2014

Rick Perry at CPAC

I leave it to others to talk about his speech (see also this).

It’s the glasses that got my attention. Kudos, excellent!:

And for those who say this is superficial trivia, of course it is, but it’s the sort of superficial stuff that goes to make an image that people respond to one way or another, and one of those ways is politically.

8 Responses to “Rick Perry at CPAC”

  1. Matt_SE Says:

    I’ve said it before, but let me refresh your memory:

    Rand Paul is probably the strongest candidate right now because he inspires *some* excitement while minimizing the dislike from different factions.

    I’m still more impressed with Perry. He may not win the primary because voters see him as still “damaged” from his poor performance last cycle. I think he got humiliated last cycle…then picked himself up and did the business of Texas in excellent fashion. I’m impressed, therefore, with his proven track-record of resilience and imaginative, aggressive executive experience.

  2. DaveindeSwamp Says:

    Perry was my guy in 2012 . Should he go for it again, I’ll back him then, too.

  3. gcotharn Says:

    Bad in debate, spectacular in office.

  4. Sgt. Mom Says:

    We (daughter and I, Tea Partiers both) love Rick Perry. He’s personable, intelligent and good with people … and been a darned good administrator for Texas, although as governor, he doesn’t have nearly the power that other governors have. (I think the original Texans planned it that way …)

    We met him personally, once – and have a picture taken by a third part to prove it.

    http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/23982.html

  5. Donald Wardlaw Says:

    Glasses are traditionally associated with bookishness. It’s a logical alteration.

  6. expat Says:

    Donald,
    I would add seriousness instead of coolness.

  7. Charles Says:

    That was a great answer to an otherwise uninteresting question.

    Although, it was a much better question than MTV’s asking Bill Clinton whether he wore boxers or briefs (and with 20/20 hindsight, I think, we all know how much that question titillated him – creepers!)

  8. FOAF Says:

    Perry’s problem in 2012 may have simply been that he was recovering from surgery and did not sufficiently account for the rigors of Presidential campaigning. The same might have also been true of Giuliani in 2008, another “underachiever” who was getting over a bout with prostate cancer.

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