The Right Candidate

On Saturday, Texas governor Rick Perry got into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, and within 24 hours, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty got out.

Perry didn’t exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a distant third) did that. But the two developments are closely related. They’re linked by the fact that Barack Obama is very beatable.

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