The Corner

Re: Perry Gets Smeared

That opening paragraph — positing that the White House is more afraid of Perry than Romney as a general-election opponent — strikes me as the reverse of the truth. Democratic operatives could be mistaken in their preferences, but I think almost all of them would prefer to run against Perry.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.