Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann scored points for hypocrisy over political whoring (both of which she's done) by noting that Perry's former chief of staff lobbied for the HPV vaccine maker, Merck, which also “gave thousands of dollars in political donations to the governor.” That's like a political whore who takes government Medicare money for gay hubby's cure-the-gays clinic and government pork for her district while campaigning to destroy government services and aid for everyone else, saying, well I took less so I'm more virtuous!
Willard Mitt Romney the Flap-Jack talked above the literally and figuratively INSANE TEABAGGER audience which CHEERED letting the medically uninsured DIE — nothing new; 10,000 Americans die annually from lack of health coverage — and scored points with Florida seniors, "low information voters" which defines (charitably) ALL Republicans earning less than six figures, as a phony champion of Social Security. Regardless, Rick Perry the corporate WHORE kept doubling down on his Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" charge which is a big hit with the vampire zombies in the audience but will sink him as the Republican nominee.
Interestingly, Idiot Punditocracy luminaries like Dana Milbank and Mark Halperin, who think President Obama is a "dick" and would like Romney or Huntsman to take the Republican nomination, are TERRIFIED of Rick Perry. They represent the voice of the Republican corporate establishment, having insinuated themselves into WaPo and MSNBC to sabotage the progressive voice of the American people. Make no mistake: The corporate establishment isn't moderate and democratic; they're just as fascist and authoritarian as their Tea Party brown shirts. But they want to WIN. And they don't think Rick Perry can win.
Winners: President Obama and the Democratic Party, not for what they have or haven't done but by virtue of contrast. Regardless of what happens in the special elections in New York and Nevada today which, if they go down as predicted, will drag the Republican Party and its billionaire plutocrat patrons further down the CRAZY RIGHT black hole. American voters may be stupider and less engaged than most in the world's democracies, but as Lincoln best surmised, they're not that stupid.