First of all, I am NOT a Rick Perry supporter for the republican nomination and have major concerns about his social/cultural views and electability in the general election. Having said that however, politico's recent piece entitled, "Is Rick Perry dumb?" serves as a reminder of how much of a joke the media is and its double standard when judging republican presidential candidates.
There are legit questions on whether Perry possesses a substantive understanding of policy. But you will NEVER see the liberal media ask a similar question about Obama or any other democrat for that matter. Let's do a quick comparison of Perry's achievements with Obama's before he became president.
Perry: c-130 pilot, made a lot of money in real estate, never lost an election in texas, longest serving governor in state history, pretty solid economic record, initiated major tort reform.
Obama: got into columbia and harvard law through affirmative action, community organizer, taught at uchicago law but never published a meaningful piece of legal scholarship, mediocre career in illinois and U.S. Senate, wrote 2 books about himself, gave a great speech at 2004 DNC.
And yet, the media insists that Obama is "brilliant" while Perry is "dumb" because he got lousy grades in college back in the late 60's and early 70's. Speaking of grades and test scores, how come Obama never released them? What proof is there that our teleprompter president is brilliant and supremely talented?