Now that he has announced he is running (see this nauseating interview with Halperin), I guarantee you that Perry will be the nominee. He’s the right kind of ignorant, bigoted, religious nut that will attract the religious fanatics, he’s a gun loving cheerleader who speaks the secessionist code and the teabaggers will love him, he’ll talk constantly about deregulation and lower taxes and the money will be on board, and as you can see from this syrupy sweet interview with Halperin (Actual interview questions: “Does any aspect of running for President intimidate you? Does any aspect of it excite you or enthuse you? How does your faith inform your interest in being in public office? Is it your hope, if you become a candidate, that even voters who disagree with you on social issues will find your record and argument on jobs so compelling that they vote for you even though they did disagree with you?”), the only decision for the media bobbleheads is whether they will spit or swallow. In Halperin’s case, he went with gargle and swallow.
So brace yourself for a year’s worth of stenographers wistfully discussing Perry’s tan, accent, or whatever it is they will choose to fall all over themselves with this time.