I don't know if anyone else saw this:
GOP consultant Alex Castellanos dumped all over Gov. Rick Perry this morning on NBC's Meet the Press, calling him "Sarah Palin with a skirt" and a lesser version of George W. Bush - and not in a good way.
"He has some challenges. One of them is that people think he's a little bit of a coffee table book. He's kind of Sarah Palin with a skirt. Not a substantive candidate," Castellanos said when host David Gregory asked if Perry could give the current front-runner, Mitt Romney , a run for his money.
Castellanos - who has advised Romney and in 2006, worked for Perry challenger Carole Keeton Strayhorn -- said Perry could get support from conservatives "but only for a while.... He's the candidate of jobs and growth, but Republicans don't think that governors and governments create them [jobs]. They think businessmen do. He's running against businessmen. And he echoes the last campaign, which I think we lost. Which was, you know, Obama ran against George Bush and, in many ways, Perry's just a lighter copy."
I'd have to disagree with the GOP consultant. Living in Texas, I can say firsthand that he's not a lighter copy of George Bush. There's a reason for all the job growth here. He has created an environment for businesses to thrive. He may not be the perfect candidate, but he has a proven track record and experience at getting things done. He apparently grates on the GOP establishment's nerves. Sounds like the GOP has an axe to grind.
Frankly, the GOP has proven themselves to be part of the problem and they need to step aside. The media would love to see Romney get the nomination, but If Perry announces on Saturday, Romney's going to have big problems. He's been able to dance around questions about his record so far, but I don't think Perry will hesitate to take it straight to him.