Concerned citizens would like to know what exactly is going on between Rick Perry and Rush Limbaugh. First, we had this in The Dallas Morning News, April 7, 2009:
Gov. Rick Perry says he’s delighted that Rush Limbaugh has mentioned maybe moving to Texas. And the governor is throwing out the welcome mat to the conservative radio talker. Limbaugh says he’s tired of the taxes in New York and wants to move — and mentioned Texas as a possibility. Perry says he’s in the process of contacting Rush personally to extend the invitation, but we got to him first — so it’s public. Perry told me the Lone Star State would be a great place for El Rushbo.
And now we have this in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
You can expect the revived talk of a Rick-Perry-for-president campaign to shift into hyperdrive now that Rush Limbaugh is declaring the Texas governor the best hope Republicans have to bring life to a lackluster presidential field. Limbaugh, on this afternoon’s show, declares the staunchly anti-Washington Perry has the mix of message and personality and appearance to drive Democrats “nuts” and dispel America of the notion that President Barack Obama is unbeatable in wake of the death of Osama bin Laden.
None of the current Republican candidates are building any excitement among GOP voters, Limbaugh said. But Perry, he declared, has the “potential to light this up.”
What’s more, Limbaugh said, “he’s got great hair.”
Is it just the attraction that one bag full of hot air feels toward another?
Wouldn’t it be delightful, though, if the Republicans did get serious about nominating Rick Perry? Now that Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump have both dropped out and Newt Gingrich is rapidly tanking, the only thing better than a Perry nomination for the Democrats to hope for would be the nomination of, oh, say Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.
People are talking about President Obama raising a billion dollars for his reelection campaign. I doubt seriously he is going to need it.