Obama’s “Romney” Strategy - Page 3
Texas has been a leader in job creation even under tough economic times. Regardless of the in-state tuition issue, conservatives will eventually get behind a Perry candidacy and, after the recent news of a prodigious third quarter in fund raising (despite only being in the race for 49 days), Perry will have plenty of money. Perry’s immigration stance has hurt him right now, but it makes him more appealing in the general election. Perry grew up poor a tenet farmer, while Romney was born into privilege. With the economy stagnating and Americans souring on the president’s record, it’s not hard to deduct that Perry would be the strongest candidate against Obama, even if he is not as good of a debater - records matter.
Keep in mind; this premise does not even lay out Romney’s other potential general election problems: enthusiasm, immigration, and the one nobody wants to talk about, but everyone knows it keep be an issue; the evangelical problem, there are a certain number of evangelicals that may not vote for Romney because of his religion or they may vote but not become active. One pastor supporting Perry has already raised the issue.
This probably explains why the Democrats are publicly claiming they would rather face Perry than Romney, the president’s supporters in the main stream media have been looking under rocks for something to hit Perry with. If Obama wants to be reelected, Mitt Romney would be his greatest ally.