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MÅNGA LIBERALER tycker att Rick Perry t.o.m. är värre än George W. Bush. Men en som har förstått att Perry kan få Barack Obama återvald är Obama själv!

I en valkampanj skulle Obama definitivt föredra Perry framför Mitt Romney. Endast Michele Bachmann skulle vara bättre.

John Heilemann, i New Yorker, skriver:

[P]erry was hammered mercilessly by every liberal under the sun—except one. “I think that everybody who runs for president, it probably takes them a little bit of time before they start realizing that … you’ve got to be a little more careful about what you say,” President Obama told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “But I’ll cut [Perry] some slack. He’s only been at it for a few days now.”

It’s no secret that the White House would prefer to run next fall against the likes of Perry (or, perish the thought, Bachmann) than Romney, the easier to paint Obama’s opponent as unacceptably outré and even scary. Less appreciated is how significant a player Obama’s reelection team—along with its allied outside groups—may be in the Republican primaries. By spending millions of dollars on anti-Romney ads and pointing out the similarities of his Massachusetts health-care plan to Obamacare at every opportunity, they may be able to function effectively as a pro-Perry “super pac”—and one with greater resources and media reach than anything Perry and his allies can muster.

Se mer: Fler Steve Benson teckningar på GoComics.

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