it looks like the rick perry juggernaut is starting to lose it's steam (do juggernauts have steam? uh, sure. why not?)
just a few weeks ago he seemed to be cruising to the nomination, like bachmann before him. i'm not sure if his near-universally panned debate performance will knock him out of serious contention, but he's clearly not the guy racing to a win anymore. the only thing that could change the narrative back is if a bunch of post-debate polls show him with a better-than or equal-to lead compared with his pre-debate performance. but it doesn't look like that will happen.
and so. once again, we have republicans casting about for a new savior, followed by the usual denials. luckily the speculation circus will soon be coming to a close. the deadline for declaring is next week.