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Where Have You Gone 'Texas Miracle'?
Remember when Rick Perry seemed poised to make the so-called "Texas Miracle," his state's stunning job-creation record amid a sour national economy, the centerpiece of his presidential campaign? Apparently, neither does he.
The foundering White House hopeful, whose poll numbers currently stand closer to bottom-feeder Jon Huntsman than front-runner Newt Gingrich, of late has abandoned his economic record despite its ostensible appeal. Instead, he's betting big that a sharp-edged cultural message, tailor-made for an evangelical-audience, gives him the best way back into the Republican race's top-tier.