Monday, September 12, 2011

Will Rick Perry Learn to Walk Backwards?

Tonight’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate will be held in Tampa, Florida. Get it? Rick “Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme” Perry is going to have to speak to Floridians about this. And the reason that is remarkable is that a good portion of Floridians are transplanted geriatrics…on Social Security.

Rick Perry will have to walk back his inflammatory remarks on Social Security. Remarks that even the likes of Michele Bachmann isn’t willing to make.

No, Rick Perry has some ‘splainin to do, and he is going to have to do it carefully in a calm gentle voice.

Yeah, he needs to leave the defiant bluster in his hotel room.

Think he’s up to it? I’ve never actually seen Rick Perry walk back a simgle remark or opinion in all the time I have been watching him. It’s beyond his ability. It is not in his psychological make-up.

So this is going to be more interesting than watching a TEA Party debate on the defunding of public education. No, that’s really funny. You hear a true TEA partier offer that public education is unconstitutional and then you hear the audience say “Huh? We believe in THAT?”

In short, Rick Perry is darned if he does and darned if he doesn’t. If he doesn’t walk back his Social Security stance he’ll lose the geezers (who vote at every opportunity). If he does he’ll lose the crack pots (who also vote at every opportunity). Let’s see which group Rick Perry values more.

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