Thursday, December 29, 2011

Perry Faces First-Ever Election Loss

CNN and Time have come out with a fresh new poll of likely caucus-goers in Iowa and likely primary voters in New Hampshire. Conducted between December 21 and 27, it clearly shows that Rick Perry has about as much of a chance of placing in the top three of either races as a gnat’s chance in a hailstorm.

And this in and of itself is historically significant because Rick Perry has no experience in losing an election - he never has before. But this time, on the national stage, Rick Perry is not only poised to lose but lose badly.

In Iowa, the poll shows Rick Perry in a consistent 4th place trailing Romney, Newt, and Ron Paul. In New Hampshire, however, Perry is dead last getting a mere 2% of voter support.

That he is doing so well in Iowa, compared to New Hampshire is not too surprising considering the fact that the Republican political machine in Iowa is led by none other than Jesus Christ Himself.

These people are True Believers, and as such lack facts. Lack analysis. Lack facts.

Take for example the audience reaction to Perry’s claim that “every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source.” This earned him a loud round of enthusiastic applause.

Because these people, these voters, aren’t aware of the fact that buying oil from Canada is exactly the same as buying oil from a foreign source.

Because Canada is a foreign country.

So the only reason Rick Perry is still in 4th place in Iowa is that Iowa voters are collectively dumber than a bag of hammers and don’t really deserve all the media attention that they get every 4 years.

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