I’m not the only one who’s been hoping that Rick Perry would win the Republican Presidential nomination because that would mean an Obama victory. But now, all of a sudden, he’s being seriously trashed by the Fox News gang. Fox News’ Brit Hume this morning: “[Rick] Perry really did throw up all over himself in the [last] debate at a time when he really needed to up his game….[he’s] about one half step away from almost total collapse as a candidate.”

Maureen Dowd: “In a flash, Rick Perry has gone from Republican front-runner to cycling domestique, riding in front of the pack and taking all the wind — or in this case, hot air — to allow the team leader to pedal in the slipstream.”