Is Texas Gov. Rick Perry about to remake himself on the national stage after a launch that will be studied by political science in recent years as a case study in how to obliterate a well-hyped entrance? Perhaps so. This video is making the rounds in the mainstream media, new media and on You Tube. It shows a relaxed, passionate, likable Rick Perry. If he can appear this way in debates, his numbers will go up. The contrast between the Rick Perry we’ve seen in debates and what we see in the video below is so dramatic you almost swear it’s an actor and can’t be the Rick Perry we have grown to know (and not necessarily love):
This is closer to the Rick Perry who Americans believed would show up at the debates, if advance hype was to be believed.