Rick Perry and the call to politics

Posted by    |    January 20th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Texas Governor Rick Perry stands with his wife Anita as he announces he is dropping his run for the Republican presidential nomination during a news conference in Charleston, January 19, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Chris Keane)Winston Churchill claimed that democracy is the worst form of government except for every other form that has been tried. One wonders what he would think of recent American political experience.

For instance, it has now been revealed that Mitt Romney may not have won the Iowa caucuses after all. He had been declared the winner by eight votes, but the final count now shows Rick Santorum ahead by 34 votes. No winner has been declared, however, because the results from eight precincts are still missing. Meanwhile, one newspaper called last night’s Republican debate in South Carolina “fiery” and the day’s political news “bizarre.” Who knows what lies ahead in this bitter and divisive season?