The Perry campaign wants to reboot, having retooled and refined its message and tried hard to get back on the jobs message.
Okay, fine, but first the Perry camp needs to answer a basic question — why should supporters who went all in for him and wound up feeling burned give him a second shot? I asked him about that and it was, perhaps, a good sign that he stayed on the jobs message.
The jobs message, though, raises a question about his flat tax — won’t it just help the rich? Also, what about President Obama’s approach and his hostility to jobs and economic reform.
I got into all those with Governor Perry last Wednesday in Orange County, CA. Perry also previewed a new line he’s using with credit to Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) — “Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?”