RICK PERRY WOULD BE A DISASTER IN A GENERAL ELECTION.
Obama knows he can't run on his record but against Romney he has to run on his record because he can't run against the Tea Party or extremism. Obama and the Democrats wnt an election like Harry Reid vs. Sharon Angle in Nevada.
HE CAN ONLY GET THIS IF HE RUNS AGAINS PERRY
Against Rick Perry Obama and the Democracts have a trifecta.
1. THEY CAN RUN AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH
If Obama tries to bring up Bush against Romney, he will just look like he's trying to avoid his record. He can easily bring up Bush against Perry as another Governor from Texas who will give us a 3rd Bush Term. I have heard more about Bush since Perry has entered the race than I have heard about Bush all year and by the time the democrats are through, Rick Perry will be GEORGE W. PERRY.
2. THEY CAN RUN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY
Rick Perry is the Tea Party candidate. The Tea Party is popular in the Republican Party but they have lost popularity nationwide. Even at the height of they're popularity they were stronger on a local House of Represenatives level but their power weakened as they went to the Senate. This is why Obama will follow the Harry Reid model if he runs against Perry.
3. THEY CAN RUN AGAINST EXTREMISM
In a recent Fox Poll people said Perry was too extreme more than other candidates. This will magnified during the election if Perry is the nominee. I would have every Democrat running for office ask their Republican challengers, DO YOU AGREE WITH YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THAT HOMOSEXUALS ARE LIKE ALCOHOLICS? Republicans will be running away from Perry like they did with Bush in 2008.
With Perry the narrative will be:
THE REPUBLICANS WANTED A 3RD BUSH TERM SO BAD, THEY WENT RIGHT BACK TO TEXAS AND GOT GEORGE W. PERRY THE TEA PARTY CANDIDATE WHO THINKS HOMOSEXUALS ARE LIKE ALCOHOLICS.
So it will not be about re-electing Obama because nobody wanted to vote for Harry Reid outside of hardcore democrats. When Reid ran against Angle, the question switched to do you really want Sharon Angle the Tea Party extremist to represent you in Washington.
RICK PERRY WILL DESTROY ANY REPUBLICAN CHANCE OF TAKING THE SENATE AND IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO WIN ANY SWING STATES.
SAY NO TO GEORGE W. PERRY!!