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Friday, September 2, 2011

Cameron Todd Willingham Execution: Rick Perry's Role Deserves Scrutiny

Cameron Todd Willingham Execution: Rick Perry's Role Deserves Scrutiny
Rick Perry Cameron Todd Willingham Execution

In the three weeks since Texas Gov. Rick Perry stormed into the 2012 presidential race, bigfooting past the Ames Straw Poll and surging to frontrunner status, the media have flocked to the new entrant like flies to cow manure. Along the way, they've asked questions of seeming pertinence. Is Rick Perry too extreme? Is he too religious? Even, is he "too dumb" to be president. The mission, as always, has been to set the horse race narrative first: Mitt Romney, the sort-of-reasonable, eager to please, awkward but electable technocrat, finally gets his foil in the swaggering Texas secessionist.

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