I’m actually rooting for Rick Perry to take the lead in one of these 2012 primary polls because the sooner that happens, the sooner Rick Perry will likely announce that he’s not running for the presidency. It seems that Perry will end up doing a Mitch Daniels. What that means is that he wants the history books to indicate that he would have won in 2012 if he had run. He wants to be the Mario Cuomo and Colin Powell of 2012 and he’ll likely be a lot more successful than Mitch Daniels was in creating the perception among the political class that he would have won had he run.
Since it’s a holiday weekend, we’ll do some of these predictions threads the next couple of days as it’s always the easiest thread to do when you don’t have any other ideas. When do you predict Rick Perry will announce that he’s not running for the presidency?