Monday, June 13, 2011

Cal Jillson officially jumps the shark... "you can't run for president bashing the national government"

SMU political science professor Cal Jillson came up with this doozie in an article about whether Rick might run for president (link). Excerpt follows..

"So much of what made him successful in Texas has been his bashing the national government," Jillson said. "And you can't run for president bashing the national government."

I don't know if Rick is running or thinking of running or anything like that, but the winner of the 2012 election will absolutely be the most effective basher of national government.

The other thing that is so funny about Jillson's comment is Rick was constantly questioned by "experts" just like Jillson about why his gubernatorial campaign was so focused on Washington... because surely he had some ulterior presidential motive behind it... why else would he ever talk about Washington... no Texas campaign would ever do that... it doesn't make sense, and it remains to be seen whether it will work in Texas.

Now it is the opposite? Professors in general, not just Jillson, may have jumped the shark with this comment.

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Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.