Texas governor, Rick Perry, spoke to a crowd in New Hampshire the other day and apparently raised a few eyebrows. His speech was punctuated with winks, nods, exaggerated facial expressions, strange (even weird) hand gestures, and enough off-beat comments to cause many people to think the guy might have had a couple of toots before taking the podium. A few even wondered aloud about his stability.
But by far, my favorite comment was from a guy who noted that Perry's performance looked like "Nixon on speed ... but without the charm."
I'm a long-time resident of Hawaii, moving here in 1962. After working in local government, I was the owner of a Honolulu-based advertising agency for 20 years, specializing in creating media and strategy for numerous political campaigns. I'm now retired, but do some freelance writing, much of which is about train travel.