RICK PERRY SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: Perry continued GWB’s successful governorship of Texas. As Jonah Goldberg quipped in 2010, given Perry’s role in propping up the Obama economy, “if Obama’s policies are responsible for job creation, shouldn’t we be seeing some more uniform job growth across the whole country? Why is the job-creator-in-chief so playing favorites in Texas?”

Why couldn’t he translate that success into a meaningful presidential bid?