Perry’s Damage Control

Dan Amira doesn’t expect the media blitz to pay off:

[G]ood will can only get you so far. This was far from the first time Perry has demonstrated his less-than-impressive communicative abilities. In fact, the man seems nearly incapable of speaking off-the-cuff with precision and clarity. (Rote cliches that have absolutely nothing to do with the question being asked don’t count.) That doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be a bad president, but it does mean he’d probably be a bad presidential nominee. After last night, everyone knows it, and all the humility in the world can’t change that.