White House insiders and senior Democrats close to the Obama administration are desperately hoping that Texas Governor Rick Perry wins the GOP nomination, because Perry represents perhaps the only chance Obama has of staying in office.
“I was praying Perry would get in the race,” Reuters quotes a former White House aide closely linked to Obama’s campaign.
The article continues:
…the harder a Republican candidate leans to the right the easier it will be for the Democratic president to beat him or her in a general election, several Obama campaigners said.
The rabbit hole goes deeper than this, however. Back in June we were able to announce that Rick Perry would be thrust into the presidential race as a front runner, precisely because he is the establishment pick for the GOP nomination.