September 12th, 2011
But wait, it gets even better. In the last CNN survey, Romney only polled at 14 points. Now he’s up to 18. Where did those points come from? Michelle Bachman, mostly. And now that Tim Pawlenty has joined Team Romney, things will really start to accelerate for the governor as the conservative establishment coalesces behind him. Once Pawlenty’s 2 points get factored in, Perry’s lead should get cut to +10. And from there, Katie bar the door.
Prediction: The more people hear Perry, the less unexcellent Romney will seem, so he’ll end up backing his way slowly into to the nomination.
The in-the-tank for Perry bit is getting old.
The Romney snark, not so much.