If you are sick of nasty, brutal, in-your-face politics, brace yourself. Over the next 15 months your eyes and ears will bleed. We will witness dirty politics on a level never seen before. Team Obama will shamelessly throw everything they can at Perry in order to derail his campaign, turning Campaign 2012 into a degrading cesspool of racial accusations. Watch for blatant plants at Perry rallies holding up racially-charged signs denigrating blacks and Hispanics. Listen to left-leaning pundits screaming about tea-bagging rednecks who hate Obama because of his race. This election is going to divide the nation more radically than ever. It is coming.
If Perry was Bush, Team Obama wouldn't have to stoop to this level. Obama would demolish him after just one debate. But as I have said before, Perry is NOT Bush. Perry is a skilled orator and an outstanding campaigner, and he won't have to resort to the same tactics. All he has to do is ask the same question Ronald Reagan asked in 1980: Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?