Saturday, August 13, 2011
Rick Perry's announcement may be good for the Democrats
As expected, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today in South Carolina that he is the latest candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
Progressive radio show host and blogger Danny Schechter the News Dissector says there has to be joy in Obamacamp today.
Schechter, in an interview with the Paltalk News Network, says Perry's candidacy plays right into the hands of the Obama campaign, giving the president an opportunity to strike a distinction between himself, a right leaning moderate, with Perry, a far right wing evangelical Christian.
But, Schechter adds, the celebrating in Obamaville may be short-lived. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the perceived front-runner until now, is far more moderate than Perry. And there's still a chance the Republicans may shun the Tea Party and field another more moderate candidate who would be a more formidable opponent to Obama.