By Kyle | September 13, 2011
“He has an authentic inauthenticity problem…There’s still something about that guy that makes people say, ‘There’s just something about that guy.'” Too true. But I think if Romney can remain as the only viable runner-up for a while, he will be primed to take first place if (and perhaps only if) Perry stumbles. The likelihood of Perry stumbling is not small. Moreover, I do think Romney (somewhat) grows on you after a while, or he’s become a slightly better candidate, or something. In any case, Romney seems presidentialish. It isn’t at all hard to picture him sitting in the Oval. And there can’t be anybody who likes Obama as much as they used to.
Here’s the thing: Romney is hard to love. But he’s also hard to hate. Perry is the opposite.