Texas Gov. Rick Perry is struggling in the polls and flailing in debates, but his campaign has a strategy to turn it all around — get Perry to sleep more.The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny writes that after a month of missteps, Perry is “Mr. Perry is re-examining his campaign — and himself — in an effort to correct his shortcomings of style and substance.”
Perry entered the race planning to emphasise his economic credentials as governor of the largest state — but he’s been on the defensive on Social Security and Immigration since early September.
After weeks of being the brunt of attacks, Perry is stepping up his own criticism of front-runner Mitt Romney — evident in newly-combative press releases from his campaign. Zeleny writes that Perry will soon launch a television ad campaign to contrast his record with Romney’s.
Perry has tomorrow’s debate in New Hampshire to put to rest the increasing doubts about his viability as the GOP’s Romney alternative. If he cannot, then Romney appears certain to win the nomination by default.
Sweet dreams, Rick.
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