Texas Gov. Rick Perry was supposed to be the conservative alternative to that wily Massachusetts weasel, Mitt Romney. Perry was the real deal—hard-nosed, business friendly and—most importantly for the Religious Right—a genuine true believer.
Well, things haven't worked out so well for Gov. Perry.
Besides those conservative qualities the Right loves so much, Perry has proven to be something of a dunce. He appears lazy, he doesn't know too much and he has a gift for saying things poorly.
Despite such shortcomings, Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator, Jim Inhofe, has backed the Texas governor.
We doubt Inhofe's fellow citizens are so enamored of Gov. Perry. After all, new poll numbers from Texas show that even Texans are losing faith in their governor. Once the overwhelming choice of Texas Republicans, Texans are now about equally divided between Perry and Romney.
When you lose the home state crowd, that's a sign. As we have been saying for some time now, Perry is toast. He's not now—and never was—on the road to the GOP nomination. Not even close.
Read more on the recent Texas poll here.