The GOP establishment is uncomfortable with Rick Perry. Few have openly attacked him, with the notable exception of Karl Rove, but it’s pretty obvious that most Republican insiders would rather have Romney than Perry as the GOP standard-bearer in 2012. Nonetheless Charles Krauthammer takes him very seriously:

[Perry] has a simple message, which is: ‘Smaller government, I made it work, I created jobs’ … I think that could be a winning message, in the primary and even in the general election.

And, by the way, Perry has not merely succeeded in creating jobs (Texas has been the number one job creator among the states). He also has a better record than Obama (or Romney) on health care. Among other things, his state passed genuine tort reform.

[via Daily Caller]

Comments 2

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    Texas has America’s highest proportion of healthcare uninsured – about 26% – and its unemployment rate is only 1% below the national average. Many of the new jobs are minimum level, filled by immigrants and imported by incredible corruption in favors in return for campaign kickbacks. And this is a presidential performance?

    Posted 28 Aug 2011 at 3:10 pm
  2. Diogenes wrote:

    I hate to be the one to break this to you Marc, but Texas has created (per the WSJ) 37% of all net new American jobs since the “recovery” began (in June 2009).

    It has generated more new jobs than any other state. And the tired “minimum level,” hamburger flipper meme is just as dumb as it was 30 years ago when used on Reagan.

    As to the percentage of uninsured, that talking point has long ago been debunked. Massachusetts boasts an “insured” percentage of 98%, but many still have no access to care other than the ER.

    So, once again, coverage isn’t health care, as you should know living in Britain, where GENUINE access is more restricted than ever despite “universal coverage.”

    Posted 28 Aug 2011 at 8:01 pm

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