The Ricker (Texas Governor Rick Perry to the unaffiliated) seems to be enjoying some nice poll numbers. According to a recently released poll the Ricker enjoys the following leads in a general election:
- 53 – 39 over Wendy Davis
- 50-43 over Julian Castro
- 52-35 over Annise Parker
- 50-40 over Bill White
This shows a few things. First, Texans must be patient (they put up with Perry this long). Second, being a Democrat and having statewide ambitions in Texas sucks. Third, the problem for the Ricker in Texas is primary not the general election. If he gets a credible Tea Party primary challenger (not Deborah Medina) then things could get really interesting for the Ricker. Otherwise the Ricker will get re-elected and give the White House another shot.