Perhaps the only thing that beats a politician in chaps is that same politician walking through a sausage factory, all the while looking good and not at all phony. Meet Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose long political career, is filled with high quality and effective television spots.
Sometimes he is the Marlboro Man. Sometimes he is right out of Little House on the Prairie. Sometimes he is a doting teacher. Sometimes he is the corporate executive. Always he is handsome, rugged, comfortable before the camera, and comfortable with himself.
It will be a long fight to with the presidency in 2012, and many things will happen. But should Perry win the nomination, one thing is certain. He won’t struggle to come across well on television.