October 12, 2011
By the end of this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hoping you'll be talking about his conservative economic vision for the country rather than recent distractions such as immigration, immunization, the theological basis for Mormonism and racist names painted on rocks.
"This primary has been characterized by candidates yo-yo-ing through popular opinion," said Cindy Rugeley, a political scientist at Texas Tech University. "If he comes out with something new and different and at the right time, he probably could bounce right back up."