Is Rick Perry Presidential Timber?

There are multiple takeaways to last night's win for Governor Rick Perry in the Texas GOP primary. To begin with, as Nate Silver points out over at FiveThirtyEight at least in Texas, anti-Washington beats out anti-incumbency. I'd temper that point somewhat by noting that Deborah Medina, the über-conservative Tea Party candidate, received over 270,000 votes, just under 20 percent of the vote. Combined with Perry's 51 percent share, the radical right took 70 percent. And I'll add that for the Tea Party set, yesterday's results did not exactly demonstrate


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