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The Texas Governor discusses his campaign's efforts to convince voters that he deserves a second shot.


Can Rick Perry Rebound With A Flat Tax?

The Texas Governor discusses his campaign’s efforts to convince voters that he deserves a second shot.

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?”

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Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState. His RedState Morning Briefing stays ahead of competition by delivering breaking news at 5AM every weekday to an audience that includes everyone from grassroots activists to talk radio hosts, television pundits, and print journalists. Erickson also appears regularly as a contributor on Fox News and has a nightly radio program on WSB in Atlanta.

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