Daniel Burke’s recent Religious News Service article shows that Perry has the support of Donald Wildmon, James Dobson, Jerry Falwell Jr., and David Barton.
According the latest Real Clear Politics Poll aggregator, if the election were held today:
Obama would defeat Romney by roughly 3 percentage points.
Obama would defeat Perry by roughly 8 percentage points
Obama would defeat Bachmann by roughly 15 percentage points
Obama would defeat Palin by roughly 11 percentage points
Obama would defeat Ron Paul by roughly 3 percentage points
Obama would defeat Gingrich by roughly 15 percentage points.
Obama would defeat Cain by roughly 10 percentage points
Obama would defeat Huntsman by roughly 9 percentage points
Obama would defeat Santorum by roughly 14 percentage points.
This means that Romney and Paul seem to have the best shot at beating Obama in November 2012. I wonder if the Christian Right will continue to ride the Perry bandwagon when the Texas governor is not the best candidate for ending an Obama presidency.
Let’s try to remember what happened the last time Obama ran in an election against a socially conservative candidate. He trounced Alan Keyes in the 2004 Illinois Senate race.
Prediction: If Perry, Bachmann, Palin or Santorum run against Obama in 2012 they will suffer the same fate as Keyes. If Republicans want the White House back in January 2013, they should stick with Romney or Paul.