Republicans hate public employees. But they hate retired public employees even more. And they hate most the public employees who are still on the job while they take a public employee pension at the same time. So how will this newest revelation, of Rick Perry’s double-dipping, convince the GOP base voters that Rick Perry should rise back to the top of the primary polls again?
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 8, 2011 12:11 pm|
Romney doesn’t really inspire the GOP base, but the GOP base is enthusiastic about wanting Obama gone. Romney’s biggest potential advantage in the primary are the national polls which show that if the 2012 election is close, he would be the GOP’s best (and possibly only) hope of beating Obama. But this is only a political advantage for Romney if he can make the primary voters believe it, and so far they don’t. That is why Romney’s campaign is going to need to hammer in the electability message every chance they get.