Eric rambled on Rick Perry, link :
Let the mudslinging begin! I’ve said nothing about Rick Perry yet, in terms of his record, because frankly I’ve not had much chance to investigate his record. But based on recent speeches and the reax, as well as what I do know of the man’s record, he does seem the most formidable of the front-runners so far.
Rick Perry: He’ll Do, an endorsement from Jill, Pundit & Pundette: 
What’s not to like in a candidate with a solid ten-year record as governor of a big state, a guy who oozes competence instead of island cool and thinks government should matter less, not more?
Another point in Perry’s favor: He’s not Romney.
Perry’s not our savior, either, but that’s a good thing. Any candidate who so much as hints that he can influence sea level should be escorted out of town the old-fashioned way.
Look at tike this, Rich Perry is a governor who wants to be president, not a senator who thinks he should be god.
More on the candidate, from Andrew Klavan, Pajamas Media :
But then came something better, something really good. Perry, whose state holds ten percent of the country’s population and yet is responsible for more than 40 percent of new American jobs created since June 2009, began to talk more or less specifically about his approach to the economy. Ticking off four goals on his fingers – controlled spending, low taxes, fair and simple regulations, and tort reform – he outlined his accomplishments in Texas and his plans for the nation.
With this, the Perry speech began to lift off and become truly elegant and excellent. It was a repudiation not merely of Barack Obama and his horrible record, but of the underlying ideas that guide and motivate them. This is what we need. This is what we have to have.
As for Michele Bachman, whom I do like, the last two presidents we elected directly from the Congress were John F. Kennedy and Barack H. Obama. Two good reasons we should never elect another congresscritter president.
More on Bachman from William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection :
Michele Bachman’s rise is a mirage; busing a couple hundred more people to the Iowa straw poll than Ron Paul does not make one a contender
Ron Paul gets his support because he the only Libertarian. That is, he is the Libertarian’s only choice. Finishing two votes ahead of kook, which is what Paul is, is hardy the mark of a contender.
London Riots, a rant, video:
Hat tip: Nice Deb .
Free advice to any would be American rioters. Don’t even think about rioting in a redneck community. Rednecks own guns, know how to use them, and will.