Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog
Back in August, when Rick Perry officially launched his campaign for President, some bloggers and columnists compared him to Fred Thompson, who got into the 08 race late because of good poll numbers.
I dismissed such comparisons at the time because they were superficial. Besides, Rick Perry’s campaign was just beginning, making such comparisons premature:
Look, Perry is not Fred Thompson. He’s the Governor of a state that’s doing well despite Obama’s war on prosperity. Also, Perry’s fame is not based upon a poorly acted role on Law & Order. It is based upon results.
Now, I’m starting to wonder if the comparison is correct. After his poor performance at the Fox News/Google debate, Gov. Perry was met with a deluge of criticism: