I'm going to be honest, here. I'm just as bored with the Republican nomination race as everyone else is by now. The mainstream media pundits have done a mighty job of trying to keep the excitement alive, but it's just not working anymore.
One might also think that James would want to focus on local issues in Texas and not tie his public image to other politicians, particularly those from faraway states who haven't spent much time in Texas.
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Many local political observers believe that Rick Perry's political capital in Texas has been seriously diminished by his dismal presidential campaign. Further, one generally doesn't introduce oneself to the voting public by talking about another politician.
Mitt Romney will be victorious tonight if everything goes his way, but it is also a liability to be the frontrunner too early. Tonight will be sweet for Romney, but the road ahead will be bitter.
There is a reason Huntsman hasn't yet experienced the surge enjoyed by his counterparts -- he's not seen as conservative enough by the Republican establishment. But in the primary game of musical chairs where anyone can surge, and, indeed, literally everyone has, it's officially become his turn.
I felt like I was roller-skating on ice during most of those debates. This running for president thing isn't like running things down in Texas. The rest of America is like a whole other country.
Rick Perry is not a conservative. He is a man of little intelligence who has used charm and looks to build a political career. And his success is a crime against democracy.
Now that I'm home in Austin for the remainder of the year, I feel a strong duty to step up and do what someone in Texas should have done months ago: apologize for Governor Rick Perry.
Gone is the Brokeback Mountain jacket. In "Politically Incorrect," Perry is wearing the business casual uniform of a blue blazer and a light blue oxford with a buttoned-down collar.
I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a Jew. Heck, I'm even a rabbi. But you don't need to be in shul every Shabbos to know that there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but still can't marry each other legally.
I'm not exactly ready to say we've reached the end of the line for political gay-bashing in presidential election campaigns. But Rick Perry's widely-ridiculed "Strong" ad, in which he attacks the idea of gays serving openly in the military, surely shows we're getting there.