Semi-Finalists: Romney v. Perry
I can't say I'm pleased about it but for the forseeable future, the GOP nomination battle has two possible winners: Perry or Romney. WaPo reports the two are a near-perfect embodiment of the two factions of the Republican party. Author Phillip Rucker calls it "the party’s upper-crust establishment" versus "the angry grass roots" and Massachusetts versus Texas. I'll boil it down even further - East versus West.
It is perhaps in the area of personal style that the two men are most different.
Posted by JohnGalt at September 19, 2011 3:08 PM
Consider how they approached the rite of eating a corn dog when they visited the Iowa State Fair last month. When a fair vendor handed Romney a vegetarian corn dog, he politely took it, turned his back to the cameras following him, took a delicate bite from the side and hurried along so he wouldn’t be photographed sticking the deep-fried foot-long in his mouth.
Perry, meanwhile, took a big bite of his corn dog, top first, photographic evidence of which raced around the Internet.
Both Bill Kristol and Paul Gigot are suggesting Gov. Christie might run: President #45, Roman Numeral XL, Christie -- I got a couple T-Shirt ideas...
Plus the Garden State's Chief Magistrate would inhale the corn dog and pull a sanded-clean stick out. YouTube gold.