Thursday, September 22, 2011

What We Learned From Orlando.

1. The Perry campaign has a candidate problem. Governor Perry was handed numerous opportunities this evening to exhibit command -- of the subject matter, of the political environment, of the situation. He didn't do that.

Instead of closing the door on Mitt Romney, whom most GOP primary voters would rather not nominate, he kept opening the door instead. That's not what they're looking for! They're looking for someone who can slam the door shut.

Perry's answer on Pakistan was "painful," to borrow Michelle Malkin's tweet. Painfully ignorant and utterly inept. He had no idea what he was talking about. The post-game analysis of Perry's inability to close the door, much less close the deal, will be the dominant "after-story" of Orlando.

2. Is it really possible that we went through an entire two hours of debate and the subject of the imminent (possible) collapse of the global financial system never arose? Answer: Yes!

3. Michele Bachmann is finished.