Magazine September 7, 2015, Issue

Rick Perry’s Travails

(Roman Genn)
The former Texas governor fights to keep his presidential bid alive

Consider the plight of Rick Perry. Ever since the former Texas governor launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, nothing has seemed to go quite according to plan. First, Perry fell out of the top ten in an average of national polls that Fox News used to determine which contenders would appear on the prime-time debate stage and which would be relegated to the “undercard” event. Word that the Perry campaign would have to ask staff to work without pay provided further evidence that the accomplished Texan was in trouble.

Making matters worse, Perry’s performance at the debate was objectively

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