Rick Perry’s Strategic Attacks on Donald Trump

Rick Perry’s Strategic Attacks on Donald Trump July 24, 2015

Rick Perry, who has been lagging in the polls against the the other Republican presidential candidates and at serious risk of missing out on the first debate in two weeks, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided that taking on Donald Trump is the best way to boost his name recognition and support.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has already emerged as one of the GOP presidential field’s most vocal critics of Donald Trump, ratcheted up his rhetoric again Wednesday as he slammed the real estate mogul’s presidential bid as a “cancer on conservatism” and warned that, left unchecked, Trump could be the demise of the Republican Party.

“He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as Trumpism: a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued,” Perry charged during an address at the Willard Hotel in downtown Washington. “Let no one be mistaken: Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded.”

He’s right, of course, but I’m just impressed that he managed to pronounce all those big words correctly and wonder how many times he had to practice it to make sure. You know, Rick, I don’t think just the glasses are going to be enough to make you look smarter than you are. I suggest actually appearing at all your public events wearing a cap and gown.

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