What’s that they say, in love and politics it’s all about timing? Well, maybe they don’t say that but they should.
The team at NBC News notes that Gov. Rick Perry has terrible fundraising numbers this quarter ($1.07 million) compared with the $17 million he raised in the first quarter of his 2012 campaign. Back then he started out hot as a pistol but sounded too much like a moron as things progressed to be taken seriously, although you’d think sounding like a moron would be an asset for a Republican candidate.
Anyway, the consensus is that Perry has improved significantly as a candidate since 2012 but, as his fundraising figures would suggest, no one cares.
One appropriate cliche could be that it’s all about timing, but a better one is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.