Stephen F. Hayes says Rick Perry won last night’s Republican presidential debate in Iowa without even showing up.
Theyâ€™re happy tonight in Austin.
Itâ€™s one of the most predictable and tiresome of the many presidential debate clichÃ©s: The candidate who didnâ€™t participate won because the others were so weak. And yet that was the case in the Republican presidential debate here Thursday night. A Republican presidential field often described as weak seemed to confirm that conventional wisdom in a debate that featured many tough questions and many more weak answers. Rick Perry, who will announce his bid for the presidency on Saturday.
Meanwhile, over at Twitter, I find that a rickperryfacts Twitter feed, collecting jokes along the lines of the Chuck Norris jokes, has been created.
Latest example: There are signs when you enter Texas warning the bears not to feed Rick Perry.