Douglas MacKinnon

The White House has already launched what has been called an "unprecedented" attack against Perry. Obediently joining them in this politics of personal destruction campaign against Perry being the likes of NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and the liberal bottom-feeders at Comedy Central and the cable networks.

Going Nuclear

No surprise to be sure. What is a bit shocking is that the left and some from the out-of-touch right have gone nuclear on Perry so quickly.

For the left, despite their phony denials, they absolutely do see this shaping up as another Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan rematch with Obama playing the role of Carter and Perry playing the role of Reagan. The parallels right down the line are undeniable and very telling.

As such, the far left is trying to do all they can to avoid a liberal-nightmare replay of the Reagan landslide victory of 44 states and 489 electoral votes. Followed of course in 1984 with Reagan winning an amazing 49 out of 50 states and 525 electoral votes.

To his credit, Rick Perry is not trying to sell himself as Reagan. All he is trying to do at the moment is introduce himself to the American people and explain his vision and his hopes for our nation.

As he tells his story and as he explains his vision, more and more voters are lining up behind him. As that momentum builds, more and more from the left and right try to twist his words, besmirch his reputation and deceive the American people.

Fortunately for all who still cherish traditional values, the voters are wise to these self-serving attacks on Perry. Most are now willing and anxious to hear the Texas governor out.

The rest is up to him.

Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of The Secessionist States of America. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014)

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