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Rick Perry, Still Running

What else does he have to do?

More and more people are amused that Rick Perry is still running for President. Even an East Texas newspaper had a editorial this week acknowledging that Perry finally quit spending taxpayer dollars to fund his Presidential bid, but maybe – just maybe – Rick might be in over his head in the whole King of the Damn World quest.

And this poll comes out showing that Ted Cruz leads Rick Perry in a Presidential poll of Texas Republicans by 29 percentage points. Most folks would be hunting for a hole to hide in after that, but not Rick Perry. Oh no, Rick gets some glasses to look like he has a lick of sense and keeps reminding folks that leading the state that’s last in education and 50th in the number of insured is something to crow about.

And, Mark Halperin’s Double Down is downloading on my Nook as we speak and I am told that there’s some dandy Rick Perry stories in there, too. Like how he couldn’t count to four before he couldn’t count to three. And how Michele Bachmann was completely spooked by him.

But he’s running for President because hell — what else does he have to do?

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