Perry Easier to Beat According to Obama Camp
It looks like Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry found unlikely supporters within President Barack Obama’s re-election team. The Texas governor is seen by Obama’s supporters, election fundraisers, and senior Democrats to be easier to beat than Mitt Romney in next year’s presidential election.
President Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago doesn’t want to issue any statements about possible election rivals but people close to the president said that Perry would polarize the opposition and would make it easier for Obama to win.
According to the recent Republican polls, Perry has placed second place behind Mitt Romney, who also topped the fundraising race. Perry recently criticized Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a move that was shunned by some Republicans.
President Obama’s approval rating dropped as unemployment rate remained above nine percent. His re-election bid has grown bleaker than it was a few months ago. But some Obama supporters said that a Republican candidate that leans more to the right will be an easy target for Obama.
Michele Bachmann is another Republic nominee that President Obama would like to face in 2012 but it would take a miracle for her to win the Republican nomination. She promised that if she wins the presidency, she’ll bring down the cost of gas to $2 a gallon.