NPR political guru Ken Rudin has come out with his “most likely to lose the 2010 primary” list. The list contains senators and governors, including our very own Rick Perry at No. 5. Backing up his reasoning, Rudin writes:
Hutchison’s argument, as it was in 2006, is that Perry is ineffective and fails to provide leadership and vision. Perry became governor after George W. Bush resigned in 2000, but he and Bush are not considered close. In 2006 Perry was re-elected in a four-way race with just 39 percent of the vote.
If 39 percent last go-around combined with a race against the likeable Hutchison is not a recipe for political disaster for the Rickster, it’s certainly not a recipe for anything good, either. When your name is listed among such great Democrats as Sen. Roland Burris and Gov. David Patterson, you’ve probably had better days.