Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Perry’s Peak

Recently, someone got the idea that the current format of all candidates for the Republican nomination, appearing on one stage and competing for attention, would be likened to a game show. If that's true, it's one where nobody wins, least of all the American people. But hey, let's get one more look at the game format from tonight's debacle, and watch the guy who was supposed to beat Romney lose his marbles on national television.

The lesson here is the lesson of the history of modern politics, that the one who ends up being nominated is a long way from being obvious when it's twelve months away. Perry isn't the first to flame out after a big flash, and he won't be the last.

Still, it's fun to watch.

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