What? Did I paste up the wrong photo? Sorry. Anyway I happened across this article and was just thinking about parallels and similarities. Not in a “purist” sense because, as we all know, driven snow has a corner on that.
“I’m not slipping off in to the sunset. I’m not riding off into the West. We’ve got plenty of work to do right here in the state of Texas,” said Perry at a hotel ballroom just north of Austin, ”and I’ve got plenty of fight left in this 61-year-old body.”
From Democrat to Republican, from successful governor of a large, thriving state to presidential aspirant, from fighting the Beltway Establishment on substance, policy and methodology to being rejected and yet still venturing into the fray, yes, the stories are remarkably similar. Throughout it all, maintaining a self-deprecating sense of humor and yet an unbowed conviction in the rightness of the cause and the necessity of continuing it, the takeaway from the Perry 2012 experience should be one of perseverance and dedication.