After talking about how Gov. Rick Perry “stole the show” at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this weekend and whether he may throw his hat into the 2012 presidential race, Chris Wallace asks former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton whether the Democrats should be worried about Perry entering the race.
After Burton dismisses Perry as just a “pretty extreme version of George W. Bush” and noted that no matter who wins the nomination, this election is going to be about the economy and Wallace attempts to defend Perry's record in Texas.
WALLACE: Rick Perry's got, huge job growth. It's the biggest job-producing state in the country.
BURTON: But on the bottom in education, on the bottom on the unemployed, on the bottom of a lot of different things.
WALLACE: Well, we're going to have to leave it there, to be continued. Thank you panel and see you all next week.
As was already pointed out here and as Burton rightfully noted, the economy in Texas is not in good shape, but apparently Chris Wallace didn't want to discuss that.
Think Progress has more on Rick Perry's record on job creation in Texas.