“My guess: if Texas Governor Rick Perry enters the race for Republican presidential nominee, he will get it. Perry is a “red-meat Republican,” what’s needed to get past the right-wing conservative fringe that dominate early Republican primaries. However, in the general election against President Obama, Perry would not do as well as either Mitt Romney or Jon Hunstman. Putting what is called the “horse-race” aside, and turning to substantive merits, Jon Hunstman is the sole Republican who has the gravitas to be president.”

From Dukakis to Obama, the birther movement to the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, our beloved editor-in-chief presents a tasty mashup of politics, news and history in the latest edition of Carnet Atlantique.

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