Not another Texan? How about not another Ivy League Lawyer?

Russ Vaughn

The liberal media are already tipping their hands as to whom they fear most as a Republican presidential candidate and it should come as no surprise that it's Texas Governor, Rick Perry. And just as they did with John McCain back in 2008, they are showing that they are going to try to subvert the Republican primary process by promoting the Republican most likely to lose to Obama. One of their developing mantras to nip a Perry candidacy in the bud is, "Not another Texan," hoping of course to reignite Bush Derangement Syndrome as Rush Limbaugh is pointing out.

And why is it the liberals so fear Perry? Could it be because no other Republican candidate's record contrasts as starkly with Obama's string of failures as Rick Perry's Texas successes? Could it be that no other Republican candidate's policies are as diametrically opposite those of Barack Obama's Big-Brother, centralized national government as Rick Perry's forcefully stated and defended positions on states' rights and the 10th Amendment? Could it be that few other Republican candidates can take the stage with Obama and be every bit as physically imposing with even a bit more matinée idol appeal to the soccer moms?

The truth is, it's all of the above and the already-scrabbling media are fully aware of it. If Perry enters the race he is going to be savaged every bit as ruthlessly and viciously as Sarah Palin because it is an irresistible liberal impulse to rabidly attack what they most fear. And what they really fear is those politicians who don't fear them, like Palin and Perry. And though Palin makes their liberal bowels quiver, it's Perry who truly terrifies them. While they can embrace some truly dumb politics, liberals are cunning enough to sense emerging political danger, especially on a  horizon out in flyover country, far from their shrinking coastal enclaves.

Rick Perry is smart enough to realize this, which just may be why he hasn't jumped in already. But should he, no Republican contender will stand in such stark contrast to Obama as Perry. Romney and Huntsman differ from Obama only in degrees, not direction, and they both share the George Bush fate of being little rich boy Ivy Leaguers from politically powerful families. All but two (Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich) of the declared Republican pack share the dubious distinction with Obama of being lawyers, and most of those have Ivy League or Public Ivy pedigrees, like almost everyone in the Obama Administration above janitorial staff. On the other hand, Rick Perry, son of a West Texas cotton farmer, has an agricultural degree from Texas A&M and is not a lawyer, which brings to mind a legitimate question:

Instead of vowing not  another Texan, wouldn't America be better served by saying, "Not another Ivy league lawyer?

             

The liberal media are already tipping their hands as to whom they fear most as a Republican presidential candidate and it should come as no surprise that it's Texas Governor, Rick Perry. And just as they did with John McCain back in 2008, they are showing that they are going to try to subvert the Republican primary process by promoting the Republican most likely to lose to Obama. One of their developing mantras to nip a Perry candidacy in the bud is, "Not another Texan," hoping of course to reignite Bush Derangement Syndrome as Rush Limbaugh is pointing out.

And why is it the liberals so fear Perry? Could it be because no other Republican candidate's record contrasts as starkly with Obama's string of failures as Rick Perry's Texas successes? Could it be that no other Republican candidate's policies are as diametrically opposite those of Barack Obama's Big-Brother, centralized national government as Rick Perry's forcefully stated and defended positions on states' rights and the 10th Amendment? Could it be that few other Republican candidates can take the stage with Obama and be every bit as physically imposing with even a bit more matinée idol appeal to the soccer moms?

The truth is, it's all of the above and the already-scrabbling media are fully aware of it. If Perry enters the race he is going to be savaged every bit as ruthlessly and viciously as Sarah Palin because it is an irresistible liberal impulse to rabidly attack what they most fear. And what they really fear is those politicians who don't fear them, like Palin and Perry. And though Palin makes their liberal bowels quiver, it's Perry who truly terrifies them. While they can embrace some truly dumb politics, liberals are cunning enough to sense emerging political danger, especially on a  horizon out in flyover country, far from their shrinking coastal enclaves.

Rick Perry is smart enough to realize this, which just may be why he hasn't jumped in already. But should he, no Republican contender will stand in such stark contrast to Obama as Perry. Romney and Huntsman differ from Obama only in degrees, not direction, and they both share the George Bush fate of being little rich boy Ivy Leaguers from politically powerful families. All but two (Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich) of the declared Republican pack share the dubious distinction with Obama of being lawyers, and most of those have Ivy League or Public Ivy pedigrees, like almost everyone in the Obama Administration above janitorial staff. On the other hand, Rick Perry, son of a West Texas cotton farmer, has an agricultural degree from Texas A&M and is not a lawyer, which brings to mind a legitimate question:

Instead of vowing not  another Texan, wouldn't America be better served by saying, "Not another Ivy league lawyer?