I thought the day's shrewdest political insight came from Dr. Richard Land, the former president of the Southern Baptist Convention and a sixth-generation Texan, who I bumped into in the hallway after Perry spoke. "If he runs, he'll be a strong candidate," Land told me. "He's a charismatic figure. I think about him on stage with the other candidates and he'll stand out. He's not a wallflower. But the most interesting question for me is whether the country is ready for somebody who looks and sounds like George W. Bush on steroids."I can't speak for the rest of the country, but for me, no, I am not ready, and never will be ready for someone who looks and sounds like George W. Bush on steroids. How about we avoid another Bush-style presidency?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
George Bush on Steroids
Joshua Green quotes Richard Land backstage at Rick Perry's "Response" rally on Saturday: