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UTMÄRKELSER | Det har bara gått utför sedan Rick Perry fick hjärnsläpp och inte ens kunde komma ihåg sina egna valfrågor under en tv-debatt.

Så sent som i augusti skrev Texas Monthly att media på egen risk underskattar Perrys chanser i republikanernas presidentvalskampanj.

Och nu i januari delar man ut tidskriftens ”2012 Bum Steer Awards” till guvernören. ”Fact is, we can’t remember the last time anybody raced from hero to punch line at such high speeds.”

Jake Silverstein skriver:

No one wants to give the governor a Bum Steer. No one wants to poke fun at the elected representative of 25 million Texans. In fact, when Rick Perry launched his presidential campaign four and a half months ago, we felt compelled to defend him (a little) from the slings and arrows of a national press corps incapable of seeing a boot-wearing Texas governor as anything other than George W. Bush II. We’d had our differences with Perry, about whom senior executive editor Paul Burka wrote, back in May: “He excels at consolidating and maintaining power but not at using it to move Texas forward.” But now that the Texas-mocking Yankee press was approaching, what Texan did not want to circle the wagons?

Gör han inte bättre ifrån sig i South Carolina är det inte otänkbart Perry drar sig ur valkampanjen.

Övrigt: Tidskriftsomslaget är januarinumret av Texas Monthly.

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