The least surprising primary night in a long time has....lived up to its non-surprisedness.
Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the state's history, succeeded in painting someone else as an incumbent.
And let's just say Perry has staked out his claim to the 2012 GOP presidential nomination -- his acceptance speech was full of the idiotic tea-party crap, sure, but...the Texas governor talking about New Jersey? Dude has his sights set on bigger things.
There's no way in the world that Perry's brand of wing-nuttiness will prevail in 2012 or any other time -- unless you liked the administration of President Barry Goldwater -- but boy, tonight's speech left no doubt about Perry's plans to be a player in GOP politics in the coming years.
Maybe he'll even break 50 percent in the general election this year.
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There don't seem to be many upsets or surprises in the election returns tonight, unless you thought Kinky Friedman had a chance.
Sheila Jackson Lee easily repelled two challengers, thanks to a last-second Obama endorsement, and Bill White somehow found the strength to defeat Farouk Shami.
In other words -- only Bill White stand between President Rick Perry?
We shdder to think.