by Gage Skidmore

It does look increasingly likely that the Secessionist is going to jump in the race. Willard no longer looks inevitable with Bachmann surging — and the GOP sugar daddies absolutely don’t want Bachmann to be the nominee. And the way the Faux News crowd is gushing — you can tell they’re just itching for the Secessionist to give it a run.

O’REILLY: Now, Rick Perry, Texas, indicating that he will jump in the race at the end of the summer. He is a threat to Mitt Romney, correct?

KRAUTHAMMER: I think he is. I think there’s going to be somebody coming out of the existing pack that will be one contender against Romney. Perry, I think, on his own could be the other contender against Romney. It would be three-way race. He comes in as a man, obviously, with a lot of experience as a governor, executive experience. He’s strong with the social conservatives. And Texas has had a good record. Thirty-seven percent of all the new jobs in the recovery have been in Texas. And he’s got a lot of money. You put that all together, you have got a serious contender against Romney. I think it becomes a three-way race.

O’REILLY: And the hair. Both of their hair looks the same. So somebody might get mixed up.

KRAUTHAMMER: Presidential — presidential hair.

O’REILLY: Got the hair going on there.

KRAUTHAMMER: Presidential hair of the Reagan.

O’REILLY: The Reagan hair. All right. So are you going to predict that Perry will jump in?

KRAUTHAMMER: Absolutely. I’ll go with that one.

Conservatives are very strange people.