|Rick Perry's recent polls results in New Hampshire are beyond dismal - just 1% in each of the last six polls conducted there. And his performance in the important state of South
Carolina isn't much better - he's around 5% there. From a polling standpoint then, he's got really no chance at the nomination.
However, on Twitter and conservative blogs, there is a quite a buzz in support of the Texas Governor. Could he come back from the brink of nothingness? Probably not,
but I think I might know why he's getting a cyberspace boost. Unlike the parade of "flavors of the week" we've seen rise and fall in the GOP race over the last couple months, Perry's
infamous debate performances ("um, what was that third department?") - not his record or his reputation - caused his collapse.
Now, with acceptable options running thin,
active internet conservatives are talking up Perry and his stellar performance as governor of Texas. Whether he can gain among rank and file Republicans soon enough to make a
splash in South Carolina remains to be seen. But it's becoming clear to me that were it not for several weak showings in the debates, my
original estimation of Perry's political fortunes would have
come to pass.
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posted by Scott Elliott at 3:56pm 01/08/12::