Gov. Perry’s supporters are fighting back in a novel way against their candidates job history, seeking to deny outright that he ever served as Gore’s Texas campaign chair. In a PolitiFact posting on Weds, Texas political journalist W. Gardner Selby concluded that it was merely “half-true” that Perry had played a prominent role in Gore’s 1988 campaign. Selby reached that conclusion after speaking to ‘political players in Texas and Tennessee.’ One former Gore press operative claimed that the campaign ‘didn’t have a chairman in Texas.’
The Gore issue has begun causing the Perry campaign quite a bit of trouble of late, especially given the GOP base’s hatred toward the former V.P. and his progressive global warming agenda. On stage at last nights debate, Perry was one of the more vocal deniers of climate change.